Archive - Sep 2004 - Story

September 5th

14th century brooches declared national treasure

Two 14th century brooches (one in 24-carat gold, with an inscription; the other in braided silver wire) found by metal-detecting enthusiasts have been declared treasures by the British Museum.

September 4th

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Washington D.C. Area

Costuming expert Robin Netherton will present a lecture October 16, 2004 in the Washington D.C. area.

Kids Featured in Photo Album from Pennsic XXXIII

Lidiya has posted photos from Pennsic XXXIII, including those taken at the Kingdom of Atlantia's Children's Fete.

Estrella War to Feature Artisan's Showcase

Estrella War XXI will feature an Artisan's Showcase Sunday February 20, 2005.

September 3rd

Paris Museum Garden Inspired by Tapestry

The medieval garden at the Hotel de Cluny, France's National Museum of the Middle Ages, was inspired by medieval tapestries.

Even More Photo Albums from Pennsic XXXIII

Multiple albums of photos taken at Pennsic 33 by Alexander Gladstone of Ealdormere are now available on the TwoRavens web site.

Viking Gold Arm Ring Found

What is believed to be the biggest gold Viking arm ring ever found, has been discovered among the possessions of a recently deceased local man.

September 2nd

Torc Fragment Declared Treasure Trove

A fragment of gold and silver alloy found earlier this year, believed to be the missing part of the famous torc found at Snettisham in 1965, has been declared treasure trove by the coroner.

Estrella War Pre-Registration Form Online

A Pre-registration form for the 2005 Estrella War is now available online.

Goth Village Discovered in the Ukraine

Archaeologists excavating a site near Voitenki in the Ukraine have discovered evidence of a large Goth settlement dating to the 4th century.

Pennsic War Photos by Eirik Andersen

Eirik Andersen has posted his Pennsic War photographs, including over 1400 pictures in 12 different albums.

Historians Search for Boadicea's Battleground

Queen Boadicea, the warrior queen who battled the Romans in 1st century Britain, is the subject of a segment of the new TV series "Battlefield Britain."

September 1st

4th Century Baptismal Font Reflects Struggle Between Christianity and Paganism

Gary Lee and Jim Wilkinson used a metal detector to discover a 4th century Roman baptismal font near Grimsby, England.

Authorities Seeking Info in Alleged Assault at PW 33

Police in Butler County, Pennsylvania, are seeking leads to identify a person who assaulted and wounded a woman at Pennsic 33. (Story posted by request of the woman who was attacked.)

Liam St. Liam Shares Photos from Pennsic XXXIII

Liam St. Liam of the Pennsic Independent staff shares photos from Pennsic XXXIII.

Lynn News: 4th Century Coins Declared Treasure

Charles Sproule, who uses a metal detector to hunt for treasure, has added to his collection with the discovery of five Iceni coins.

British Survey Shows Lack of Historical Knowledge

A British survey taken in conjunction with the BBC television series Battlefield Britain shows that a surprising number of Brits have gaps in their knowledge of history.

Medieval Tools

They almost all qualify as "science" in the proverbial "Does it break glass?" test of art-versus-science. Hardware store dreams abound as Dame Aoife focuses this week on medieval tools used in the trades and in everyday life.

Ironman Challenge Met at Pennsic XXXIII

For Pennsic XXXIII, Ser Nickolas and Sir Bonar of the North and South Oaken Armies of the Midrealm issued a challenge: participate in all 12 Pennsic battles.

Garnet and Gold Treasure Found by Metal Detector

31-year-old Paul Devenyi used a metal detector to find a treasure recently in Leicestershire when the hobbyist unearthed a beautiful gold and garnet pendant.