Archive - 2003 - Story

October 17th

Mysterious Rock Carvings Puzzle Researchers

EurekAlert: Experts from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in England are studying mysterious markings on sandstone boulders.

16th Century Persian Art Exhibit Opens at the Asia Society

"Hunt For Paradise: Court Arts of Iran, 1501-1576" will be on display at the Asia Society and Museum in New York City until January 18, 2004.

October 16th

Calontir Crown Tourney Entrants Announced

Her Royal Majesty Phaedra of Calontir has announced the list of entrants for the Kingdom's November 1, 2003 Crown Tourney.

Candidates Sought for SCA Chirurgeon General

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, and Friar Galen, Chirurgeon General, are seeking applicants to succeed Friar Galen when his term in office expires early in 2004.

Mostly Medieval -- Exploring the Middle Ages

Assembled by Susan Wallace, this web site offers information and links both historical and legendary about various facets of Medieval life in Britain.

Excavations Reveal Ancient Settlement in Eastern Scotland

Scotsman.com: Scottish Archaeologists called to a construction site for a dual-carriageway were surprised to find one of Scotland's most significant neolithic sites to be discovered in 50 years.

October 15th

SCA Membership Survey Online

Meg Baron, President of SCA, Inc. has announced that an online membership survey is now available on the SCA website. SCA participants are strongly encouraged to make their opinions known.

New Heirs to Throne in Artemisia

Konrad Von Krixen and Kortland Stirling Mayfaire are the new Royal Heirs in Artemisia, as of October 12.

Fencing Instructor Featured on TLC's "A Dating Story"

Fencing instructor Tristan Clair de Lune (Ken Mondschein) was teamed with "Carrie" for a blind date on TLC's "A Dating Story."

Arturius - A Quest For Camelot

The mystery is solved, believes D. F. Carroll, who after 6 years of research gives a name to the actual historical King Arthur.

October 14th

Edmund and Leta to Become New Baron and Baroness of Politarchopolis

Their Majesties Alaric and Nerissa of Lochac have announced that Lord Edmund Ale Conner and Mistress Leta von Goslar will become the new Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Politarchopolis in Canberra, Australia.

Eirene Born to East Kingdom Residents

Eirene, baby daughter of Lord Matsuyama Mokurai and Mistress Anne Liese Wolkenhaar, was born October 10, 2003 in the East Kingdom.

Elizabethan Costume Review

Lady Katherine Rowberd, an afficianato of Elizabethan garb, has an annotated website with famous portraits from the Elizabethan era.

AEthelmearc Welcomes New Heirs

Sir Maynard was victorious in the Saturday October 11, 2003 AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.

Berkeley SCA: Still Active After All These Years!

Daily Californian: Reporter Amelia Mularz of the Daily Californian covers the College of Sainte Katherine, the Berkeley, CA chapter of the SCA.

October 13th

The Mystery of St. Peter's Bones

Atlantic: Journalist Tom Mueller discusses the controversy of the bones of St. Peter in an article for The Atlantic.

Photos from Drachenwald's Civil War Online

Raven has posted photos and film from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's 2003 Civil War.

October 12th

Historic Tale Construction Kit

Create your own Bayeux Tapestry without the effort of tedious embroidery, using an interactive web program.

Vinland Map Forgery Debate Continues

Daily Press: Michael Henchman, a professor at Brandeis University, believes the Vinland Map to be a forgery.

Artes Draconis Website Revamped

Mistress Siobhan O'Neill, editor of "Artes Draconis," the A&S publication for the Midrealm, has announced that the website has a new look.

October 11th

Long Man of Wilmington a Renaissance Construct?

News Telegraph: New research on England's tallest chalk hill figure has revealed that the "Long Man of Wilmington" dates from the 16th century.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for October

THL Stefan li Rous offers the latest additions to the Florilegium.

October 10th

6th Century Artifacts Discovered in Ha Noi

VNA: Thousands of artifacts dating to the 6th century have been unearthed in downtown Ha Noi, Vietnam.

Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments

Edited by Steven Muhlberger, 'Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments' is a resource library of historical accounts and modern commentary on the martial aspects of the Middle Ages.

New SCA Teen Discussion List Announced

Another discussion list has been created for teens in the SCA. Dame Aoife has details.

East Kingdom Welcomes Natalie Jane

Lord Maeryk the Rogue has announced the birth of Natalie Jane Adler der Rogue.

Kingdom Crusades to Feature Chirurgeon Activities

Lady Clelia of the Mists has announced that Kingdom Crusades, which will take place October 10-12, 2003 in Darlington, MD (co-sponsored by the East Kingdom and Atlantia), will offer classes and a book display for Chirurgeons.

October 9th

MIT Offers History Class Notes Online

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has released course notes and syllabi for many of their classes, including several history courses.

Renascence Editions -- English Publications from 1477 to 1799

An unusual web site provides a repository of selected publications printed in English from the year 1477 CE, when Caxton started printing, to 1799 CE.

Medieval Millinery

This week Dame Aoife shares resources for medieval and renaissance hair dressing and head coverings.