Archive - Jan 2005 - Story

January 23rd

GeoTimes: Geologist Believes Kensington Rune Stone May be Authentic

The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.

Variety: Getting the Costumes Right

Costume designers in Hollywood walk a fine line between authenticity and getting the right look for an epic film.

Buliwyf and Svana New Highnesses in Oertha

Buliwyf Higiliac, fighting for Svana Svipjoo i Buliwyf, was victorious in the recent Oertha Coronet.

January 22nd

Prehistoric Scots Tied to Middle East

A new book and television series claim that 20% of Scots have blood ties to Iraq stemming from a migration in 4000 BCE.

Roman archaeological find may be part of Nero's palace

When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.

Herald: Rosslyn Chapel Besieged by "Da Vinci Code" Followers

The popularity of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code could lead to the literal downfall of Rosslyn Chapel.

January 21st

Science Daily: Did Shakespeare have Syphilis?

A new study of the writings of William Shakespeare leads researchers to believe the bard may have had syphilis.

Norwegian Woven Textiles Conference to Take Place in Iowa

The Norwegian Textile Guild's 3rd Conference on Norwegian Woven Textiles will take place October 21-23, 2005 in Decorah, Iowa.

Photos from Rising Waters' 12th Night Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent 12th Night celebration in the Barony of Rising Waters (Ealdormere).

January 20th

Scots Trade Castles in TLC Home Improvement Show

The latest twist in TLC's reality show, Trading Spaces has couples trading Scottish castles.

Drake Morgan & Blodeuwedd y Gath to be Next Baron & Baroness of Innilgard

Her Excellency Baroness Alycie of Innilgard has announced that the next Baron and Baroness of Innilgard will be Baron Drake Morgan, OL & Lady Blodeuwedd y Gath.

January 19th

Historic Drachenwald Photos Online

A collection of photos from the early days of Drachenwald is available online.

Chariot Race Track Discovered in Colchester

The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.

Islamic Renaissance Workshop to be Presented in Maryland

The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland will present "The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance," a day-long workshop, on February 4, 2005.

Johan Magnusson Kivisuo Herald Extraordinary in Drachenwald

Genevieve Schwarzdrachen announced that Their Majesties John and Honor of Drachenwald have created Master Johan Magnusson Kivisuo Herald Extraordinary for his longtime service to the Kingdom.

January 18th

Fenton Art Glass to offer hands-on glassmaking seminars

Fenton Art Glass, located in West Virginia (USA), is celebrating its centennial by offering a series of half-day glass-making seminars in which participants will actually create glass artworks.

Atenveldter Makes Real History

HL Mikhail Andreyevich Putnikov called Misha has been making history. In the modern world, Misha is Mike Bushroe, an engineer working through the University of Arizona on the Huygens Probe that landed on the moon, Titan.

Three New Peers Created in Drachenwald

Mistress Jaelle reports that three new peers have been created in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

January 17th

Finland's "Kalevala" Still has Influence in the Modern World

New York Times reporter Cori Ellison looks at the influence of the "Kalevala," Finland's national epic, on modern culture.

12th Knight Auction a Success

Sir Daniel of the Kingdom of AnTir reports that the recent 12th Knight charity auction, held to benefit the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, was a great success.

Baerenau to Become Full Status Group

Sovany Barcsi Janos, Chatelain and New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced that the Incipient Shire of Baerenau has been recommended for advancement to full status.

January 16th

York Minster Glass Receives Facelift

The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.

China.org: Final Resting Place of Genghis Khan Still Sought

Researchers believe they have found the true mausoleum of Genghis Khan, but not necessarily his actual burial site.

Chirurgeonate Information for Estrella XXI

Lord Phineas Magollricke, Chirurgeon-in-Charge for Estrella XXI, has posted announcements pertaining to Chirurgeon involvement in the upcoming War.

January 15th

A New Citizen in Trimaris

With great joy, Julienne la Courtois and Antonio de Escobar of the Shire of Sea March in the Kingdom of Trimaris announce the birth of Zoe Abigail Cano on December 28, 2004.

East Kingdom Laurel Ranks to Grow

Lord Robin Gallowglass of the East Kingdom reports that the Order of the Laurel will be increased by two in that kingdom.

Archaeologists Express Excitement Over Britain's "Most Important Viking Burial Site"

Metal detector hobbyists in Cumbria, England may have found the country's "most important Viking burial site."

Minor Forms required to attend Estrella War

The staff of Estrella War XXI provides information about persons under 18 years of age attending the event this year.

January 14th

Miller's Tale Karaoke Style?

A six-part modern adaptation of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales has been produced by the BBC. The prime-time drama sets the famously-bawdy "Miller's Tale" in a karaoke bar.

Hall of Fame page showcases active contributors, popular stories

A new feature added today, the "Hall of Fame" page gives you SCAtoday.net "by the numbers," with listings of the most active registered contributors and the most popular stories, plus some general statistics about the site as a whole.