Archive - Oct 2005 - Story

Gleann Abhann Award Structure Announced

Radu and Broinnfinn, Lord and Lady Heir of the soon-to-be-Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, have announced that the Kingdom's award structure has been finalized.

Paul & Catriona New Viceroy & Vicereine of Insulae Draconis

Mistress Ariel reports that Lord Paul, son of Brian and Lady Catriona of the Ravens, was the winner of the recent Coronet in Insulae Draconis.

Beowulf Mania

Two films, an opera and an off-Broadway play are enough to jump start the popularity of Anglo-Saxon classic.

Student Uses "Experimental Archaeology" to Work Iron

Ph.D candidate in Materials Science and Engineering Dan Jeffery is using ancient technologies to understand how bloomery furnaces work. Bloomery furnaces were in common use "in Japan, Renaissance Europe, ancient Rome, Africa, and many other places to make iron and steel for armor, swords, locks, tools and hundreds of other household items."

October 30th

Skara Brae: an Ancient Village Revealed

Archeologist Caroline Wickham-Jones, who lives in Orkney, looks at the ancient village of Skara Brae, the neolithic settlement on Scotland's windy northern isles.

AEthlemearc Silent Auction Raises Money for Hurricane Relief

Myghin Ine Skylycorne of the Shire of Hartstone has announced that over $400 was raised by a silent auction at AEthelmearc's recent Crown Tournament.

Atlantia Fall 2005 Crown List Announced

Dame Anne le Coeur, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their Majesties Janos and Rachel's upcoming Fall Crown List.

October 29th

Beowulf as a Modern Rock Opera?

A musical version of the epic poem? The Irish Repertory Theatre is putting on this amibitious version from October 16 through November 13, 2005, at the Rep's Theatre in New York City.

Which D&D Character are You? v2.10

An updated version of the old chestnut that uses a quiz to deterine which Dungeons and Dragons™ character you would be.

Panhandle Skirmishes Photos

Lord Michael of Clan Kitemitsu has posted photos from the recent Panhandle Skirmishes fought between the Kingdoms of Trimaris and Meridies.

Memories of Johan von Traubenburg

Lord Zachariah von Marksburgh shares memories of Master Johan von Traubenburg who died October 25, 2005.

October 28th

Was Britain Rome's Treasure House?

Ancient Britain seems to have been the treasure trove for Rome since thousands of gold and silver artifacts dating to Roman times have been found there. Now a Welsh archaeologist thinks he knows why.

The Met hosts major exhibition of the work of Fra Angelico

The Fra Angelico exhibit will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 29.

Iron Age Survivor

Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.

Work Continues on Gulf Wars Site

Lady Sarah MacGregor of Ardanroe in Gleann Abhann, reports on cleanup at the King's Arrow Ranch, site of Gulf Wars, damaged by Hurricane Katrina. She has posted links to photos and video of the damage and cleanup efforts.

October 27th

MIT & MythBusters Take on Archimedes' "Death Ray"

After the failure of Jamie and Adam to reconstruct a working model of Archimedes' death ray for Mythbusters, scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have taken up the challenge.

Be on the Lookout for Stolen Armor

Lord Alexander Kegan MacAngus of the Shire of Smyth Kepe in Gleann Abhann reports that his armor was stolen the weekend of October 22-23, 2005 from the area of Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Johan von Traubenburg Obit in Post Gazette

An obituary for Master Johan von Traubenburg (John E. Kasper) appears in the October 27, 2005 Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Master Johan died October 24 at the age of 48.

More Power! Medieval Machinery

Think modern society has a monopoly on power tools? Think again! For the mechanically-inclined, this week's edition of Aoife's Links is chock full of serious drool-bait: medieval machines.

October 26th

Gryphon's Festival: "Some Serious Fun"

Conte Fernando Vigil on the Kingdom of Calontir reports on a "great little event." Gryphon's Festival was held October 15, 2005 at the Busch Wildlife Conservation Area Archery Range in St. Charles, Missouri.

Italian Renaissance manuscripts on display at the Walters

"Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through January 8.

New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art Open at the Walters

Now known as "The Palace of Wonders," the new galleries of Renaissance and Baroque art at the Walters Museum of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, are now open.

Newcomer's Feast a Success

Lady Tama, Seneschal for the Incipient Shire of Pavlovsk Gavan (Kodiak, Alaska), Principality of Oertha, reports on the success of the recent Newcomer's Feast.

October 25th

Armor exhibit opens in Columbus, Ohio

"Age of Armor from the Higgins Armory Museum" will be on display at the Columbus Museum of Art through January 1.

New exhibit on books of hours at the Getty

The Getty Museum in Los Angeles has two new exhibits on medieval books of hours on display. "Painted Prayers: Books of Hours from the Morgan Library" and "A Masterpiece Reconstructed: The Hours of Louis XII" will both run through January 8.

Master Johan von Traubenburg passes.

Leifr Hjalmsson and Hrefna in heppna, Steven Jensen and Raven Fagelson, report that Master Johan von Traubenburg has died in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Hannibal v. Rome

On Sunday October 30, 2005, the National Geographic Channel will present Hannibal v Rome a two-hour epic story of "an African warrior who would dare to challenge the impossible and shape the course of human history."

October 24th

12th Century Suburb Discovered Beneath Downtown Prague

In an article for the November/December 2005 issue of Archaeology, Nick Holdsworth looks at recent excavations in downtown Prague that have revealed a previously unknown suburban area of the city that was built in the second half of the 12th century.

Brading Roman Villa Yields "Amazing Finds"

Archaeologist Kevin Trott is excited about recent excavations at Brading Roman Villa on England's Isle of Wight. His 400-page report dispells long-held myths and may "take the archaeological world by storm."

English Backsword Workshop in Central Washington

Knights of Arador Swordplay Academy will present a workshop on the English Backsword "a la George Silver" in Moses Lake, Washington November 12-13 2005.