Archive - May 2005 - Story

Carlisle Visitors Received Royal Treatment

Visitors to Roman Carlisle received royal treatment, according to new archaeological finds which included the remains of a bathhouse.

Pennsic Battlefield Activity Schedule posted

The schedule of activities that will take place on the Pennsic 34 Battlefield has been posted on the PennsicWar.org website.

A Squire's Eye View of Ealdormere's Crown Tournament

SCAtoday's Ealdormean correspondant relates his ring-side experience at Ealdormere's recent Crown Tournament, where Viscount Sir Edward the Red went undefeated.

AEthelmearc War Practice Photos Online

Darter the Chronicler has posted photos taken at the recent AEthelmearc War Practice.

May 30th

Thatching Preserves Historic Grain Crops

An article in British Archaeology Magazine reports that medieval cereal crops have been discovered in thatched roofs in southern England.

Sir Edward the Red victorious in Ealdormere Crown Tourney

Viscount Sir Edward the Red, inspired by his lady wife Viscountess Mistress Rylyn Buchanan, was victorious in the Crown Lists of the Kingdom of Ealdormere held in the Canton of Caer Draeth on Saturday, May 28.

Midrealm A&S, Crown Inspired by Same Lady

Duchess Kateryn of Gloucester made Middle Kingdom History this weekend, sweeping the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Pentathlon to become the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Champion on Saturday and then Crown Princess, for the fourth time, on Sunday.

Photos of Northshield's Quest for Camelot Event Online

Teffan has posted photos from the recent Quest for Camelot VII event held May 21, 2005 in the Shire Shattentor (Rapid City, South Dakota).

Shire of Darach celebrates anniversary with tournament

In the Kingdom of Caid, the Shire of Darach celebrated their 30th anniversary with a tournament. THL Eilidh Swann Stralachlan has posted photos from the tourney.

May 29th

Loch Lomond Dig is "Archaeologist's Dream"

A recent archaeological dig near Loch Lomond, Scotland, has produced rare artifacts from periods spanning 4,000 years.

"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."

17th Century Bathroom Discovered in Derbyshire

A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.

Were Vikings Guilty of Ethnic Cleansing?

Did the Vikings drive natives from the isles? New evidence suggests that Viking settlers to Scotland's islands may have waged a genocidal campaign against the native people.

May 28th

Statues Stolen from 13th Century Hindu Temple

Archaeologists have reported that at least four statues have been stolen from a recently-discovered 13th century temple to Shiva near Bogra, Bangladesh.

Synagogue Mosaics to be Exhibited

The Brooklyn Museum will present an exhibition of 21 Roman mosaics from an ancient synagogue when it hosts Tree of Paradise: Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire.

13th Century Scottish Parchment Returns Home

A 13th century document discussing a land dispute in Scotland, which was taken to England by Edward I in 1296, has been returned to Scotland.

Canada's National Gallery to Host Renaissance Exhibit

The National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario will host "Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and the Renaissance in Florence," 29 May-5 September, 2005.

May 27th

Historical Cooking Gains in Popularity

David Bario of the Minneapolis Star Tribune writes about "culinary historians" in an article in the May 18, 2005 issue of the paper. In the article, he mentions Duke Cariadoc of the Bow (David Friedman) and the SCA.

Ealdormere Crown List Announced

Their Majesties Edouard and Genevieve of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have announced the list of combatants for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Socks With Sandals?

Not just for dorks anymore! New evidence shows that Romans made the wearing of socks with sandals ultra chic!

AEthelmearc Crown Tourney & Feast Photos Online

Master Huen has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament and Feast in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

Barony of Far West Makes SCA History

Last weekend Western History was made at the Palatine Barony of the Far West’s Coronet Tourney held in the Stronghold of Eternal Winds (Misawa, Japan). Lady Ysabelle d'Angiers, fighting for Lord Sporran the Piper, won the Coronet by right of her Strong Mind, Excellent Documentation, and Outstanding Arts.

May 26th

National Geographic: Antibiotics in African Beer Gave Health Boost

A new study of the bones of 4th century Nubian people from the Sudan in North Africa leads experts to speculate that their beer may have had antibiotic properties.

National Herb Garden Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The National Herb Garden in Washington, D.C. kicked off a six-month long celebration of its 25th anniversary May 21, 2005.

New Section of Hadrian's Wall Discovered

A team of archaeologists have identified artifacts and wall fragments, discovered during a road construction project, as belonging to a previously unknown section of Hadrian's Wall.

Photos from "Infernal Atenox"

Lady Fantasia Elena di Tommaso, of House Staghold, has posted nearly sixty photos from the "Infernal Atenox" event held in the Barony of Atenveldt.

May 25th

Teachers Needed for Great Northeastern War

Mistress Anastasia Gutane, Classes Coordinator, Great Northeastern War XIX, has announced that instructors are needed to teach classes at the War.

Renassaince Faire Seeks Cook

Lady Elisabeth Henley reports that tryouts for the Maryland Renaissance Festival are rapidly approaching. One of the positions available will be the cook for the popular "Cooking with the Kytsons" demonstration.

More on the An Tir Crown Tourney finals

Baroness Elfreda, from the Barony of Three Mountains, witnessed An Tir's recent Crown Tournament, in which Sir Uther won the crown for Duchess Angharad, and brings us this detailed report of the finals.

Pictures from Gleann Abhann's first Crown list

Gavin der Fuches and his lady Elenora provide a web album of photos from the first Crown List of the soon-to-be-Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.