Archive - 2005 - Story

November 28th

Museum of London Offers Gallery Press Pack

The Museum of London has posted an extensive press pack containing photos and background materials on artifacts from its medieval galleries.

Southern Crusades Photos

A new photo album on the Shire of Windale's web site chronicles a weekend of fun as the Baronies of Tir Ysgithr and Mons Tonitrus, in the Kingdom of Atenveldt, hosted Southern Crusades on November 14~16.

Lilies War to Feature "Worst Homebrew" Competition

Vincent De Vere has announced that Lilies War XX will feature a "worst homebrew" competition at the Broken Harp Tavern to discuss how brews can go bad.

November 27th

Known World Choir Will Perform at Estrella War

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Known World Choir will perform February 19, 2006.

Saxon Whip Puzzles Experts

A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.

SCAdian Christmas Tree in South Dakota

The Shire of Coldedernhale was recently asked to decorate a Christmas tree at the state capital in Pierre, South Dakota. The display is part of an annual Christmas tradition at the capital.

November 26th

Hounds to Run at Estrella

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier who is in chrage of Internal Publicity for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Kingdom of Caid will host hound coursing at this year's Estrella War.

Jamestown Exploration Puzzle May be Solved

Researchers have long questioned Captain John Smith's claim that he explored much of the Nanticoke River in Virginia in a brief, three-day period during the summer of 1608. Now a new expedition may give them answers.

Vatican Swiss Guard Mark 500th Anniversary

Veterans of the famous Swiss Guard, who serve as guards for the Pope, are set to celebrate 500 years of service this summer with a public ceremony to swear in the latest group of recruits.

November 25th

Performers to Shine at Estrella Bardic

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that the Crystal Flute Bardic and the Crystal Fruit Filk will take place February 17, 2006 at the Estrella War. Performers are welcome.

Chivalry Rules the Day at Texas Medieval Faire

Cari Hammerstrom of the Monitor learns about chivalry at a medieval faire hosted by the Museum of South Texas Historyin Edinburg, Texas and members of the Shire of La Marche Sauvage.

Ealdormere Fall 2005 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the Ealdormere Fall 2005 Crown Tournament on the Two Ravens website.

November 24th

Researcher Declares Shroud of Turin Genuine

Archaeologist and former nun Eugenia Nitowski believes that she has positive proof that the Shroud of Turin is genuine.

Mongolia Tourist Site Treasure Trove of Information

The Mongolian Department of Tourism offers a wealth of information about the people, culture and history of their country on the department's official website.

Silent Letters "Ghosts of Linguistic History"

Silent letters embedded in English words have long been the hobgoblin of non-native English speakers. In an article for the Hartford Courant, writer Rob Kyff explores the history and meaning of the lurking consonants.

November 23rd

Historic Lochac Photos Posted

Thorfinn has announced that a set of photos from a 1993 Lochac Coronet have been posted.

DNA Test of Jamestown Skeleton Inconclusive

DNA tests conducted on a 400-year-old Jamestown, VA skeleton have failed to prove that the remains are those of Jamestown founder Bartholomew Gosnold.

Binge-drinking an age-old problem

Experts have uncovered evidence that 12th century Londoners drank ale by the gallon, starting at breakfast time, due to poor quality drinking water.

Ealdormere A&S Tourney Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the recent Ealdormere Kingdom A&S Tourney on the Two Ravens website.

November 22nd

American President Greeted by Mongol Horde

During a recent trip to Ulan Bator, Mongolia, President Bush was greeted by Mongol warriors in full armor.

Feast of the Hare Photos Online

Alexander Gladstone reports that he has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Hare event in the Barony of Skraeling Althing in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on the Two Ravens website.

British Youth Attend "Knight School"

British police are now giving youngsters a lesson in medieval virtues at "knight school." The kids learn how chivalry can be applied to modern life.

November 21st

Labor of Love Restores Medici Tapestry

Four restoration specialists at New York's Metropolitan Museum have taken on the backbreaking effort of restoring "The Gathering of Manna," a 16th century Medici tapestry, one stitch at a time.

Ealdormere Finds a New Arts and Sciences Champion

There were quite a lot of amazing things to be seen at the Ealdormere Arts and Sciences Fair, held on Saturday, November 19 in the Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog. Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton was there, and she brings us this report.

Exhibit on medieval Novgorod comes to Baltimore

"Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod" is on display at the Walters Museum of Art in Baltimore, Maryland, through February 12.

November 20th

Early Pagan Well to be Restored

A stone well, in the Welsh city of Llanllyfni, near Caernarfon, has been scheduled for restoration as part of footpath project.

Pennsylvania to Legalize Atlatl Deer Hunting

The State Game Commission of Pennsylvania is drafting regulations to allow hunters to use atlatls, wooden spear throwers first utilized by early man.

Industrial Size Duct Tape

Tyco Plastics has announced the production of "Nashua Big Fix," an extra-wide roll of duct tape big enough to patch even the largest armor.

Crumbling Roman Walls May Affect Italian Tourism

The collapse of a wall in the ancient Forum in Rome has travelers concerned for their safety. The incident happened at the time when the Italian government is considering cuts to cultural programs.

November 19th

Mists Tournament Circuit

Duchess Megan has announced the results of the Mists Tournament Circuit which concluded recently in the Kingdom of the West. The idea for the Circuit was based on one used in the Kingdom of Artemesia and adapted by His Highness of the West.