Archive - Aug 2003 - Story

August 6th

Memorial to be Held for Baron Robbin Greybeard

A memorial for Master Baron Sergeant Robbin Greybeard will be held August 9, 2003 in Spokane, WA.

August 5th

No Loch Ness Monster, says BBC team

A team of BBC researchers, using satellite navigation technology and hundreds of sonar beams, has shown that there is no monster in Loch Ness.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes to be Available Online

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has announced that the Board of Directors now publishes approved meeting minutes on the SCA's web site, and that a project is underway to transcribe minutes of previous BoD meetings as well.

Discoverer of the "James Ossuary" Arrested in Jerusalem

Boston Globe: Antiquities dealer, Oded Golan, has been arrested for suspicion of forgery after experts declared the ossuary box, brought to light by Golan, was a fake.

August 4th

Puddings & Preserves Exhibit Showcases Elizabethan Cookery

Hampton Court Palace, in London, England, will be the site of the "Puddings & Preserves" display, September 20-28, 2003.

Roman Mosaics Discovered in Sicily

News Telegraph: Archaeologists excavating an imperial-style Roman villa near Noto, Sicily, have discovered a dazzling display of Tellaro Mosaics depicting the hunting of wild animals and stories from ancient Troy.

First Century "Roman Cosmetics" Found in London Archaeological Dig

Archaeologists working at the site of a Roman temple in London, dating back to AD 50, have found a sealed tin box containing a white cream, thought to be face cream or face paint.

August 3rd

Excavations at Heathrow Airport Unearth 8,000 Years of History

80 archaeologists working on the site of Heathrow's new Terminal 5 have discovered 80,000 artifacts dating as far back as 6,000 BCE.

Stuffed Dormice...Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Excavations near Whitehall Villa in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, have revealed Roman culinary secrets, including stuffed dormice.

Genetic Fingerprinting to be Used to Solve Mystery of the Canterbury Gospels

Scientists in Cambridge, England are undertaking a project to trace the origin of the Canterbury Gospels, traditionally thought to have come to England with Saint Augustine.

August 2nd

AEthelmearc Mourns Passing of Lord Efron Le Fey

It has been announced that Lord Efron Le Fey, a founding member of the Shire of Hunter's Home in AEthelmearc, passed away July 31, 2003 after a long illness.

Romans to Battle Celts at Pennsic

It'll be Romans vs. Celts on the Pennsic battlefield August 13 when House Darkyard and Legio Draconis take on the Pennsic Bog Celts.

August 1st

Pennsic Display of the Florilegium Tile Project Rescheduled

The Florilegium Tile Project has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 12, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, and will take place and still from 10am until 3pm inside or just near the Pennsic barn.

Christabel Heslington to be Remembered at Pennsic

Pandaulf has announced that a celebration of the life of Christabel Heslington will be held at the Pennsic War.

Known World Costuming Symposium 2004

Known World Costuming Symposium 2004 will be held in the Marche of Alderford, in North Canton, Ohio, September 25-26, 2004 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel.

Talkback Message Forums Temporarily Delayed

Moderation of the "talkback" forums, where readers can post comments about stories on SCAtoday.net, will be temporarily delayed for the first few days of Pennsic.

Pennsic Traffic Warning: Radar Hidden in Construction Vehicles

A newspaper article reports that the Pennsylvania State Police, as part of their effort to strictly enforce construction zone speed limits, are hiding speed radars in construction vehicles near work zones.

The Book of Deer, a Virtual Look at Medieval Scotland

The Book of Deer, a pre-Norman illuminated manuscript, has Latin writings and Celtic illuminations. Intermixed with these are examples of the oldest Gaelic text known from medieval Scotland.