Archive - Aug 2003 - Story

August 21st

Italian Archaeologists Work to Uncover Ancient Pozzuoli

For the past decade, a team of archaeologists has been working to reveal the wonders of the city of Pozzuoli, once the port of ancient Rome, now encased by the foundations of a Spanish city built in the 16th century on Naples.

Lochac Seneschal Drafts Response to Victorian Department of Justice

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Lochac, is asking for discussion of a response to the Victorian Department of Justice in regard to weapons policy in Australia.

Divers Find Keel of the Mary Rose

Divers have excavated a piece of wood which they believe is the front stem of the keel of the Mary Rose.

View Pennsic Photos on Pennsic.net

Alexander the Lost maintains a website dealing with past Pennsic Wars, including the most recent. Don't miss the photo albums.

A Midrealmer's Experience in Aethelmearc Court

Not all Kingdoms use standardized Oaths of Fealty. Read about one Midrealmer's first experience in an Out-Kingdom Court.

New Exhibit on Hieroglyphs at The Walters

"Secret Signs: Egyptian Writing" will be at The Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, from August 16 through December 14.

August 20th

Crossbows and "Samurai Swords" to be Banned in Victoria, Australia

The Age: The State Government of Victoria, Australia, has announced a ban on crossbows and "samurai swords."

Woodcuts Exhibit Opens at Cleveland Museum of Art

"Against the Grain: Woodcuts from the Collection" will run at the Cleveland Museum of Art from August 17 through November 9.

Taking a Look at the SCA

Detroit Free Press: In an article about a Sunday fighter practice in Warren, Michigan (USA), Detroit Free Press staff writer Melissa Sanchez takes a look at SCA life.

Tent Damage Reported from Pennsic Fireworks Due to Freak Winds

A freak gust of upper-level wind drove embers from the Pennsic fireworks display eastward into a camping area, damaging several tents.

August 19th

Calontir Knight Remembers Pennsic 32 Battles

Sir Kirk FitzDavid of the Kingdom of Calontir shares a Knight's-eye view of the Pennsic 32 battles.

Armor and Tools Stolen from Meridies Merchant

On Saturday August 16, Talan, an SCA merchant in the Memphis, Tennessee area, was robbed. Thieves stole tools and SCA armor.

New Exhibit on Forgery at the Folger Shakespeare Library

A new exhibit on "Fakes, Forgeries and Facsimiles" will be at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, from August 20, 2003, through January 3, 2004.

August 18th

Period Fireworks Displayed at Pennsic 32

Pennsic 32, held as usual at Cooper's Lake Campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (USA), featured a display of mostly-period pyrotechnics. Iustinos Tekton has posted a photo album of the performance.

August 17th

Artwork Needed for KWAR and KWCS Event Booklet

The Barony of Caerthe, which will be hosting the Knowne Worlde Academy of the Rapier and the Knowne Worlde Costuming Symposium as a joint event, seeks cover artwork for the event booklet.

Caligula Really Was Nuts

The Guardian: An archeaological dig in Rome backs ancient writers' portrait of Caligula as a megalomaniac.

August 12th

Arts and Sciences on Parade at Pennsic 32

Myriad artisans displayed their fine workmanship at the Coopers' barn on Monday.

Tyger Roars in Woods at Pennsic

The Pennsic Woods Battle, held Monday, was a victory for the East Kingdom.

Pennsic Blood Drive Successful, Will Return Next Year

The Pennsic Blood Drive collected 90 pints of blood for the Red Cross, slightly short of quota but enough that they will return next year.

Employment Exchange Board at Pennsic

Sca_Maids_and_Valets, an e-mail employment exchange group, is attempting its first on-site posting board at Pennsic War.

Fines for Laziness at Italy's Historic Churches

AP: Officials have announced fines to curtail loitering and littering at churches and other historical sites in Venice and Florence.

New Exhibit on Ancient Egyptian Artists Opens at the Walters

A new exhibit, "Tools and Models of Ancient Egyptian Artists," is running at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, from August 9, 2003, through March 28, 2004.

August 9th

Tourists are Trashing Italian Churches

AP: Italy's churches draw millions of visitors each year, and anger is mounting over how some mistreat the nation's religious heritage.

August 8th

First Day of Pennsic Blood Drive: A Qualified Success

His Majesty Pieter van Doorn led a parade of blood donors to the first day of the blood drive today.

Shanghai Museum Pays $4.5 Million for 10th Century Calligraphy

AP: The Shanghai Museum has paid $4.5 million for a 1,000-year-old set of Chinese calligraphy books, the "Chunhuage Tie," which include the only known works by several master calligraphers.

Lochac Announces College of Scribes Website

Giles, the Lochac Provost of Scribes, has announced a new website for the College of Scribes.

August 7th

Lochac Chirurgeonate Website Updated

Liadan inghean Ghlasain, Stormhold Chirurgeon, and Web Mistress for the Lochac Chirurgeonate website, has announced a major update.

Newly Revised Electronic Communication Policy Offered for Public Comment

The Board of Directors seeks commentary from the populace on proposed amendments to the Electronic Communication Policy.

SCA Photographer Showcases Event Photos from Early Days

SCA photographer Keradwc an Cai has an extensive collection of his work on the Web, including several events from as far back as A.S. XII.

The Mystery of Arthur's Camelot Solved?

"Arturius - A Quest for Camelot," an online publication by D.F. Carroll that claims to have solved the mystery of the historic Arthur, is available for free download online.