Archive - 2005 - Story

October 1st

Iron Age Woman Found in Denmark

The skeletal remains of an Iron Age woman have been discovered in an ancient grave site near Copenhagen, Denmark. Believed to be from the 5th century, the woman was buried with her jewelry.

Medieval Foundations Reburied in Kiev

The discovery of medieval foundations beneath Kirill Church in Kiev has both excited and frustrated researchers since the 12th-17th century remains were immediately covered to protect them from the elements.

September 30th

Lavish Byzantine Mansion to Open in Caesarea

Israel's Antiquities Authority has announced that the archaeological remains of a Byzantine mansion, complete with mosaic floors, have been excavated in the coastal city of Caesarea and will be open to the public.

More than Ones and Zeros

Monty Python's Terry Jones will host a documentary on the history of numbers. The Story of 1, which merges the comedian/writer's quirky wit with historical research, will be presented by BBC 1.

Istanbul: City of Many Pasts

Rick Lyman of the New York Times looks at the ancient city of Istanbul in a travelogue that recognizes the many cultures that make up the city.

September 29th

The Return of Asterix

Fans of the Asterix comic book series will be glad to know that the first book in four years will be released in October 2005. The Sky Falls On His Head is the 33rd book in the series, which features the escapades of the Gallic warrior with the yellow moustache.

Midrealm Prosecutor Shares SCA Journey

Erin Miller of the Wapakoneta Daily News interviews Sir Baldwin of Chelmsford, called Badger (Darren Meade) about his 20 year affiliation with the SCA.

Photos from Love and Honor III Online

Lady Lidiya Lijovich de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Love and Honor III event which took place in the Shire of Border Vale Keep in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

September 28th

Midrealm welcomes third-generation SCAdian baby

In the Marche of Gwyntarian, in the Barony of Brendoken,

Exhibit of Russian art at the Guggenheim

"RUSSIA!" is on display at the Guggenheim Museum through January 11.

Calontir citizens host online auction for hurricane relief

A team of SCAdians from the Kingdom of Calontir are hosting an online auction, beginning October 1, to benefit "Medieval Hurricane Relief".

Why Do People Love the SCA So Much?

In an article for the Renaissance Store (Chivalry Sports), Mistress Ælfled of Duckford (Sandra Dodd) discusses "What Makes Normally Sane Adults Love the SCA So Much?"

By My Hand: Gloves and Mittens

"Cold hands, warm heart?" The warmth of your heart is up to you, but Dame Aoife has help for keeping hands warm during winter's chill.

September 27th

BBC Presents "This Sceptred Isle"

BBC 4 Radio will present a narrative history of the British empire from the 12th century through the 20th. The program began September 26 and will run each day for six weeks.

"Walking the Walk": Hurricane Katrina Relief

Baron Pavel, from Grimfells in the Kingdom of Calontir, relates how he spent a day helping with hurricane relief by volunteering at a distribution warehouse.

A merry band in search of Robin Hood

The News Journal describes "Images of Robin Hood," the fifth biennial meeting of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies, taking place this week at the University of Delaware.

New York lecture series showcases historical medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.

September 26th

SCAdian wedding takes loving couple, guests back in time

Lady Anne de Chevebois and Sir Geoffrey Fitzgalen, who have been in the SCA for over ten years, joined in medieval matrimony last weekend in the Shire of Anglespur, East Kingdom.

Equus Bellator Photos Online

Katherine of Glastonbury has announced that photos taken by Lord Robert of Canterbury from the recent Equus Bellator equestrian event are now available online.

Book of Hours For Sale on eBay

Anyone with a few extra thousand dollars may want to bid on a 15th century book of hours up for auction on eBay.

September 25th

Medieval Englishmen Same Size as Modern Men

Contrary to popular belief, our medieval ancestors were not smaller than we are. A new study of medieval skeletons shows that the average height of English men and women then is about what it is now.

A Question of Style: The Historical Tournament

This week, Dame Aoife brings us a list of links for fencing and armoured combat tournament styles, and the heraldry that adds to their pageantry. If you're planning an event, this edition of Aoife's Links will help make it more fun.

Oxford Inspires Dreamers

Planning a trip to Oxford, England? Susan Catto of the New York Times offers suggestions for making the most of a trip to the historic city.

September 24th

Cows in Shining Armor

Chick-Fil-A™, a North American fast-food chain, has produced a promotional calendar with scenes depicting cows in historical—and heroic—poses.

Calling Entertainers to Canterbury Faire!

Baroness Katherine Kerr of the Hermitage, Manager, Lord Lovel's Men, has announced that Southron Gaard's (Christchurch, New Zealand) Canterbury Faire is seeking entertainers to perform at the Half-Circle Theatre.

Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History

Los Angeles Times staff reporter Charles Perry reviews Scotch Whisky: A Liquid History by Charles MacLean, a new book tracing the drink's history from medieval times to the present.

September 23rd

6th Century Mosaic to Remain in Gaza

Israeli authorities have abandoned plans to remove a 6th century Byzantine mosaic from the Gaza Strip.

Historic Maps Stolen from British Library

Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.

Shoes for the Dead

Russian archaeologist Dmitry Osipov is an expert on medieval footwear. Recently, he has begun a study of shoes used for burial of the dead.

September 22nd

Birthplace of Saint Patrick Discovered?

Ulverston archaeologist Steve Dickinson has done wonders for the tourist industry of Urswick, Cumbria. He may have discovered the birthplace of Saint Patrick.