Archive - 2005 - Story

December 21st

First Nativity Scene to be Restored

A 13th century marble nativity scene by sculptor Arnolfo di Cambio in the oratory of the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome is scheduled to be removed from the church for restoration.

Dumal Ruthilcarid becomes Knight in Northshield

Their Majesties Kitadate-tenno and Æsa Gilsdottir dubbed Dumal Ruthilcarid as a Knight of the SCA at the Boar's Feast event on December 10.

Photos from Boar's Head Online

Vicountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of Northshield, has posted a photo album from the Boar's Head event which took place December 10, 2005.

Tatiana Melville placed on vigil for Order of the Pelican

Tatiana Melville was summoned by Their Majesties Kitadate-tenno and Æsa Gilsdottir at Their court at Boar's Feast, and asked to stand vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

December 20th

The Self-Defense Nightstand

Looking for the perfect gift for the SCAdians fighter in the family? How about a sword and board that doubles as a bedside table?

Shopping in the Renaissance

The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.

Kevin O'Shaughnessy becomes Peer, Don, Earl Marshal of Northshield

On December 10, 2005 at the Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield, during evening court, their Majesties Æsa Gilsdottir and Kitadate-tenno recognized Kevin O'Shaughnessy as a Master of the Pelican and a Master of the Laurel.

Middle kingdom says "Happy Birthday!" to new little Scotsman

Give him a couple of years to learn to walk, then teach the lad how to fold a kilt! Aidan Gabriel Duncan was born to Lorien (Skye) Pletcher, aka Lady Deirdre de Maccuswell, on December 11, 2005.

December 19th

15th Century Church Restored, Reopened

The historic Church House at South Tawton was packed to bursting point on Nov. 30, 2005, as visitors came to marvel at the extensive restoration work on the 500-year-old building.

The Fellowship of the Catapult [Rated PG-13 for Language]

Maximumawesom.com wonders how much time could have been saved if the Fellowship of the Ring had just used a catapult....

Women Important in Roman Military Life

Archaeological evidence from Roman forts shows that women held an important place in Roman military life.

December 18th

Artisan's Row at Boar's Head a Success

Ban tigherna Aine ingen MaelPatraic reports on the Artisan's Row at the recent Boar's Head event in the Kingdom of Northshield. She has also posted photos.

Antonello on display at the Met

"Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master" will be on display in the European Paintings Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 5.

First Medieval Manuscript Digitized at Manasija Monastery

The Blago Fund team made a tour of the Manasija monastery where they paid a visit to the monastery library and were acquainted with the precious cultural heritage lying there.

December 17th

Report from the Midrealm Cooks' Symposium

Iasmin de Cordoba reports on the recent Middle Kingdom Cooks' Symposium.

Historic Cornwall District Needs Volunteers to Preserve Archaeological Site

Wardens at an historic site in Cornwall are asking for help to conserve the archaeological remains on the landmark.

Joyous news from Atenveldt: A Royal birth

On December 16, TRM Aaron and Alisandra, King and Queen of Atenveldt, became the proud parents of Timothy Austin Eager, their second son.

Bronze Age Pyramid Discovered in Bosnia

Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.

December 16th

Children Explore Mabinogion through Lessons

Welsh poet Twm Morys joined a group of school children as they gathered in the woods of Wales for a day of lessons which included poetry writing, stories of Coed Felinrhyd and walking in the woods.

Hesse family loans works of art to the Portland Art Museum

"Hesse: A Princely German Collection," which featuring the Darmstadt Madonna among other works from the Hesse family collection, will be on display at the Portland Art Museum through March 19, 2006.

President's Report of the December 6, 2005 Conference Call

Linda Moore, President of the SCA, Inc., has released the report from the latest Board of Directors meeting which took place by conference call December 6, 2005.

Armor Stolen in West Kingdom

Eyvandr Gunnarsson reports that his armor was stolen from the Rockridge BART station in Oakland, California December 13, 2005. Please be on the lookout for armor for sale in unusual situations.

December 15th

Lights, Christmas Tree on the Castle!

Carlisle Castle was back to its festive best on Dec. 9, 2005, after Mayor Sandra Fisher threw the switch to light the Christmas tree on the city’s battlements.

Alehouse Photos Online

Lord Chris has posted photos from the recent Evening at the Piedpowder Alehouse event held in Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska) in the Principality of Oertha.

Known World Rattan Symposium Ordering Instuctions

Due to overwhelming interest, Siridean has posted instructions for ordering DVDs of the recent Known World Rattan Symposium.

DNA to Help Find Origin of "Christmas"

Telecommunications engineer and genealogist Henry Christmas hopes that DNA will help him discover the single ancestor with the surname "Christmas."

December 14th

In-Fighting Threatens Church of the Nativity

Squabbling over repairs to the basilica commemorating the birthplace of Jesus may endanger the Church of the Nativity, according to Telegraph reporter Tim Butcher. He writes that the three Christian communities in charge of maintaining the church cannot agree on restoration methods.

Unmasking a vast conspiracy of heralds

Intrepid Atenveldt subjects bravely ventured from their home in the Shire of Windale into the nether planes, emerging from the murky depths with the Truth about what really happens to heraldic submissions.

12th Century Window on Display

A 12th century window, an archaeological gem which gives an insight into the lost world of Merton Priory, has gone on display at the Museum of London.

Rare Iron Age Burial Found in Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of an Iron Age warrior near Dunbar, Scotland. The grave is only the third such ever found in the country.