Archive - Dec 2006 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-31 17:35
"The idea of St Nicholas got very much mixed in with Thor's transport when it comes to the sled with flying reindeer," said Helge Soerheim of the Archaeological Museum in Stavanger. On December 21, 2006, IC Wales explored the idea of how Vikings might have celebrated the Christmas season.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-31 13:06
The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland has created a website to share historical songs and traditions about the country. The downloadable contents are categorized by subject.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Sun, 2006-12-31 08:22
A new investigation of the cathedral in Trondheim, Norway, has revealed that Icelandic literary hero Snorri Sturluson had been wrong in his documentation of the cathedral’s history.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 18:03
Members of Rimmugýgur, a club dedicated to the research of Viking culture and sword fighting founded in 1997, show off their prowess with sword and shield for a reporter from the Iceland Review.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 13:57
Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-12-30 09:36
Brawny men joust on tricycles over a mud pit for the sake of a lady fair, and later learn to dance in Episode 4 of the Brawny Academy, an on-line series of videos promoting the Brawny brand of paper towels.
Submitted by Kottr on Fri, 2006-12-29 13:05
SwordMaiden.com is a web site devoted to helping female warriors from all kingdoms to achieve their best possible proficiency. Here is a list of all major updates from 2006.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2006-12-29 10:45
The December 2006 issue of Live Sound International, a trade journal for professional audio engineers, explains that instruments such as bagpipes require special care in microphone placement, mixing, and equalization, and that many audio engineers used to working with rock bands need to learn new skills for "the wonderful world of Celtic music."
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2006-12-29 06:31
Since the first of December a new interesting exhibition is on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Christ ist geboren - Prachthandschriften zum Weihnachtsfest. The exhibit runs until 14 January, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 19:21
In an excerpt from the December 2006 issue of National Geographic Magazine, Carol Kaufmann looks at the reasons why Romans, Celts and others dumped their precious treasures into the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 13:20
In an editorial for the Kutztown University Keystone, journalism student Nate Carrick ponders what makes human beings turn to fantasy as an escape after a visit to the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-12-28 07:49
Children at Garfield Montessori School in Decatur, Illinois were recently given the chance to discover the wonders of medieval life through the efforts of their teacher Baroness Mor (Mary Kearney) who is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Valerie Wells of the Herald and Review had the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 19:15
Countess Jolecia of Litchfield, wife of Count Sarnac Kir, has voiced a request in memory of her husband who died recently of a blood clot: stop and stretch!
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-27 14:15
The Emperor Justinian dedicated the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople on Devember 27, 537 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-27 07:22
SCAdians Char Branstetter and Cara McCandless longed to live their dream of owning a real castle, so they built one — in Pittsburgh! Patterned after Bodiam castle near Hastings in southern England, the structure includes wooden framing with a stone veneer.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 22:25
The failure to finalize a contract with garment-makers has left more than 5,000 Scottish soldiers out of uniform. As many as fifteen soldiers have been forced to share each ceremonial kilt.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-12-26 17:56
The Onion reports on factors diminishing the numbers of walking mummies traditionally found among Egyptian tombs.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 13:00
Donwenna La Mareschale has announced that Society Equestrian Officer, Mistress Yaasamiinaan, has updated the equestrian website and is seeking to link the individual kingdom sites to the updated version.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-12-26 07:58
THL Stefan li Rous has published updates to Stefan's Florilegium for December 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 18:15
Scotland's place in world mythology is explored in an article by Diane MacLean for the Scotsman. Was King Arthur a Scot? Is the blood of Jesus in Scotland, and is Scotland really the lost city of Atlantis?
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-12-25 13:19
The Baarmy Sheep of the Lake District in Cumbria, England have garnered so many hits on the Cumbria Tourism's website with last year's Christmas songs that the organization was forced to offer a free download.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-12-25 08:58
In addition to the birth of Jesus, Christmas Day is associated with many other period beliefs and tales.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 18:55
Early Christian burials dating to the 11th and 13th centuries have been found in Chernihiv in the Ukraine. Experts believe that the 30 tombs prove that the city was important in early Russian history.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-12-24 11:50
The future King John of England was born on Christmas Eve 1166 C.E. in Oxford, England to Eleanor of Aquitaine and King Henry II. One wonders what his mother thought of her Christmas bundle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-12-24 08:22
Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has released a "short" list of activities that will take place at the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-23 19:57
Frederick Buchanan, Deputy for the Hospitality Corps in charge of donations for Estrella XXIII, addresses the need for donated items at the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-23 13:23
Lady Katrina has announced that volunteers are needed for Troll at Estrella War XXIII. Estrella takes place February 13-19, 2007 at Canyon Moon Ranch in Florence, Arizona.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-12-23 08:41
Ethnic diversity in ancient Egypt appears to have existed in all levels of society, even the highest.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-22 18:30
Santa delivered a Christmas package early to Lady April and Lord Gabriel de Porte of the Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio). Cameron Floyd Hetrick was born December 19, 2006.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-12-22 13:14
Metal sculptor Jeff de Boer has a number of interesting pieces featured in his online gallery. Among them are complete suits of armor - for cats and mice.