Archive - Sep 2004 - Story

September 13th

Mexican Wal-Mart Thought to Disturb Physic Balance of Ancient City

Protesters claim that the construction of a new grocery store near the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacan will upset the "cosmic equilibrium" of the area.

Visiting the past

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette asks: "Why do people do this?"

Atlantia Coronation Photos Online

THLady Adeliza of Bristol has posted numerous photos from the September 4, 2004 Coronation of Janos and Rachel in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Oertha Population Increases by One

The birth of Corbin Faeron Grimsson September 6, 2004 to Grimr and Tynan of Oertha has added to that Principality's population.

Tomuki and Beatricia new Royal Heirs in Outlands

Abd al-Hakim ibn abd al-Rahman Shaddad al-Tomuki, called Tomuki, was the victor in Outlands crown tournament, earning the privilege of bestowing the Queen's Crown upon Beatrice Carmela Mercante, called Beatricia.

September 12th

Pilot Tribune: Barony creates "medieval village" for community festival

The Storm Lake Arts Council was looking for a way to follow their popular Balloon Days festival and hit upon a great idea: the Society for Creative Anachronism!

Happy 500th Birthday David!

The city of Florence is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's statue of David.

Medieval Music: Charms to Soothe the Savage Breast

This week Dame Aoife shares links relating to medieval and renaissance music.

September 11th

Reading Causes Backstrain!

Tony Gabriele of the Daily Press offers a warning to parents: Don't teach your children to read!

Science Daily: Medieval People Nearly as Tall as Modern

A new study by the Ohio State University states that Northern European men of the early Middle Ages were nearly as tall as modern-day Americans.

Estrella War Needs You!

Estrella War XXI needs teachers for the A&S Collegium. With the deadline for the Gate Book printing fast approaching, the Autocrats for the Estrella War XXI Collegium are furiously looking for teachers.

September 10th

September Updates to Stefan's Florilegium

Here is a copy of my monthly article for September detailing what is new in the Florilegium this month.

Outlands welcomes new subject of Their Majesties

Alaric Jason Webb was born to parents Kristen and Ken on September 8, in the Kingdom of Outlands.

Magician Cleared of Witchcraft Charges

At the Pennsic War, the Coxcomb Academy Graduation Show was jarringly interrupted as an Inquisitor charged the show's master of ceremonies, Captain Matthew Christopher, with witchcraft.

Meridian Grand Tournament Photos Online

Photographs of the first Meridian Grand Tournament have been posted.

September 9th

Pennsic LiveJournal: Quotable Quotes from Pennsic XXXIII

Have a fun Pennsic? A wet Pennsic? Here's what posters on the Pennsic LiveJournal page had to say:

In Drake's Wake

Owners of a replica of Sir Francis Drake's galleon, the Golden Hinde, seek a part-time captain for the ship.

Pennsic 33 photos feature wide ranging subjects

Darter the Chronicler has posted an extensive collection of photo albums from Pennsic 33, covering a wide range of subjects.

September 8th

Oertha Welcomes Newest Resident

The Principality of Oertha (Alaska) has welcomed a new member with the birth of a daughter of Lady Marghead and Thomas Ewan of Pavlovsk Gavan.

Washington D.C. National Mall to Host "Knit-Out"

The Third Annual Knit-Out & Crochet will take place Sunday September 19, 2004 from noon until 5:00 p.m. at the National Mall (Near Mall entrance of Natural History Museum-Smithsonian Metro) in Washinton D.C.

A Taste of Calontir

Have an interest in period food but afraid to try a recipe? THL Gwen A'Brooke has announced "A Taste of Calontir," a new project where gentles may try out period foods. The project was based on an idea originally implemented by "The Stewpot Period Culinary Guild", an unofficial cookery guild in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

September 7th

Known World Costuming Symposium: New classes added, pre-reg deadline extended

The staff of the Known World Costuming Symposium (KWCS) have announced many newly-scheduled classes as well as an extension of the pre-registration deadline.

Viking Burial Site Found in England

Archaeologists have located the burial site of six Vikings who died around the beginning of the 10th century CE.

Atenveldt hails new Royal Heirs

Sir Phelan Ó Coileáin has won the Atenveldt Crown Tourney for his inspiration, Lady Mariana Vivia de Santiago.

September 6th

Photos from Drachenwald Events Online

Rolf Geuenich of Drei Eichen in Germany has posted several photo albums of recent events in Drachenwald.

Discovery Channel: Wooden Carving Linked to Viking "Seahenge"

A wooden carving of the Viking god Odin has been linked to England Neolithic monument Seahenge, which consists of a giant, overturned tree stump surrounded by wooden timbers.

Middle Ages come alive at fairgrounds

The Shelby Promoter visits an SCA event held at Marias Fairgrounds in Montana.

Baron William Welwyn to Take on Rapier Opponents at Atlantia's Coronation

Percival Aldridge, Provost of the Academie d'Espee, Atlantia, has announced that Baron William Welwyn will take on all comers for the White Scarf Prize at the Kingdom of Atlantia Coronation.

September 5th

Science Aids Renaissance Art Restoration

Computers are being used to help restore several Renaissance paintings by showing how the art works originally appeared.

3rd Century Roman Mosaic Discovered in St. Albans

Archaeologists working on a site in Verulamium Park, St Albans have uncovered a beautiful third century marble mosaic.