Archive - Dec 2005 - Story
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-12-31 20:00
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Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-12-31 18:21
How many times have you wondered about the origin of the song "Auld Lang Syne?" Just in time for New Year's Day, Dover Publications offers a brief history, and the words to all five verses.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-31 12:20
Diane Roberts of NPR's Weekend Edition offered a very politically correct holiday greeting on Sunday, December 18, 2005 with a look at the winter holiday season, ancient Roman style.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-31 09:20
Radu and Broinnfinn, King and Queen of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, send Christmas greetings to the Known World.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 19:19
Mistress Derbail inghean Conchobar, Textile Arts Coordinator for Artisan's Row at Gulf Wars XV, is seeking volunteers to teach and demonstrate at the event.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 17:32
A new book by University of Victoria mathematician Florin Diacu, Lost Millennium: History's Timetables Under Siege, explores the time theories of Russian mathematician Anatoli Fomenko and determines that the year is really 963.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 13:54
Peregrine Fairchylde, Coordinator for the Gleann Abhann Supply Run, has announced that as of December 16, 2005, the supply effort is officially ended.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-30 08:49
Slightly late, but still fun, a musical rendition of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" - in Latin!
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-12-29 23:07
On Saturday, January 7, the Middle Kingdom will auction off its retired Royal Regalia to the populace, with proceeds used to maintain and update current Regalia.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2005-12-29 09:12
Lady Rhiannon of the Kingdom of Outlands has posted her photo album from the final court of Their Royal Majesties Hoegaarden and Chiara, and the Coronation of Their Majesties Hrorek and Caolifhionn.
Submitted by mlecin on Wed, 2005-12-28 18:24
Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, Pennsic webmaster, has announced that a new Pennsic history section has been added to the annual event's official web site.
Submitted by Darter02 on Wed, 2005-12-28 16:44
Darter the Chronicler has released 18 new photo albums with approximately 1000 pictures from Pennsic 34.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-27 16:52
In an effort to bolster flagging tourism, the Welsh town of Caernarfon is stepping up its plans to utilize its medieval castle as the center of its marketing campaign for 2006.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-12-27 11:58
On the border between Syria and Iraq, archaeological excavation has uncovered the remains of a settlement from the fifth millenium BCE.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2005-12-27 08:02
The plans for a UK£180 million redevelopment, including offices, modern apartments and a five-star hotel, of the Canongate, an area dating back to 1128, mark a remarkable turnaround in the fortunes of this part of the Royal Mile.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2005-12-26 16:28
The narwhal, known in folklore as the "unicorn whale" for its spiraling tusk, has been a mystery to scientists and traditional Inuit cultures alike, for no one could explain the purpose of the tusk. Now a researcher from Harvard says he has the answer.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-26 13:21
A £50,000 grant will pay for a tour of Dewsbury Minster, showcasing its 'lost' heritage. It will also pay for improvements to the Grade II-listed building’s outdated lighting, heating, access, signs and literature in the site's west end.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-12-26 10:25
Smithsonian Magazine looks at the popularity of using aerial photography to do archaeological surveys, not only to make new discoveries, but to preserve sites threatened by time and circumstance.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-12-25 17:57
Chinese archeologists are thrilled with the recent discovery of the grand gate of the Daming Palace, "the largest imperial architectural complex of the Tang Dynasty (618-907)". The Vermillion Phoenix Gate had five doorways, making it the largest palace gate in Chinese history.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 12:29
A skeleton found under the Newport Ship could have belonged to a man who was decapitated in a sacrificial killing, a leading archaeologist working on the project says. But there is also the possibility that he met his end in the waters of the River Usk by drowning.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2005-12-25 10:08
Fra Angelico was the model of a self-effacing medieval monk whose art was an expression of religion. Pope John Paul II beatified the 14th century monk, bringing him one step closer to sainthood, and his name and his genius are still celebrated 550 years later.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-24 19:03
The National Maritime Museum in Sydney will feature an exhibition titled "Vikings" from November 30, 2005 until June 18 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-24 11:51
Judith of Troll Fen reports that the African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress has released Islamic Manuscripts from Mali as part of its Global Gateway collection. The collection is available online.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-24 10:41
Ambitious plans to house at a Suffolk museum the "internationally important" discovery of the skeleton of a Saxon warrior buried with his horse have been launched.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 18:10
Predisposed towards battle axes, but never understood why? The answer may be in your genes.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 10:09
Experts examining an Iron Age skeleton found discovered buried beneath a medieval ship in Newport, South Wales, say it is "remarkably well preserved." Tests on the bones by forensic archaeologists at Lampeter University, Mid Wales, have shown that they date back to 170 B.C.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-12-23 09:30
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Director for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Outlands Prize Tournament will take place at this year's War.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-12-22 18:51
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for a project to examine the medieval ship buried in the banks of the River Usk, in Newport.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-22 11:47
Dr. Godfrey Wettinger, Professor Emeritus at the University of Malta, recently spoke on place-names and surnames in Malta’s medieval history.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-12-22 09:23
Marc Gunn and Kristen Roger have announced that the Renaissance Festival Podcast will sponsor award presentations for the best Renaissance Festival Performers. Those interested may vote online until January 15, 2006.