Archive - Jan 2006 - Story

January 15th

Coffee Art

For those serious coffee drinkers out there: Coffee Art!

Edinburgh's Short-hole Golf Course Site of Plague Burial

Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.

New gallery at The Walters focuses on legal documents

The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, will exhibit 17 books and manuscripts from the 12th-15th centuries from the museum's collection at "The Art of Law," a manuscript gallery focus show, through April 9.

13th Century Arrowhead Used Against Poachers

Archaeologists from Manchester University working on a hilltop site near Mellor, England, have found an iron arrowhead and believe that it was used to "slay poachers hunting on the king’s land."

January 14th

Notice of Scheduled Outage: SCA.org Internet Servers to Undergo Upgrade

On Sunday, 15 January 2006, the sca.org Internet servers will be taken offline temporarily to perform a major system upgrade. Beginning at approximately 4:00 a.m. US Central Time (10:00 GMT), and continuing until approximately noon US Central Time (18:00 GMT), various services will be inaccessible.

SCA.org e-mail server issues

Jason Williams, Chairman of the SCA, Inc., describes the SCA's recent email server problems and what is being done to correct them.

A Contest Extraordinaire! A Bardic Challenge at Estrella

Be It Knowne That their Excellencies Rhys and Edine of Atenveldt Do Hereby Formally Challenge The Knowne World To...A Contest Extraordinaire!

Metal Dectectors Find Golden Angel

A British metal detecting club has struck gold with the discovery of a coin bearing the image of an angel and an inscription saying "Henri VII" or "Henri VIII."

What is your name? What is your quest? What is....

...the average airspeed velocity of a fully laden swallow? To avoid being thrown into the gorge by Tim the Enchanter, you will need to know these things! Luckily, this web site has the answer.

January 13th

British Library Images Online

The British Library has released a database of searchable images digitized from its vast collections of manuscripts, rare books and maps.

Teahouse of the Winter Moon: a Report

Saionji no Hanae (Lisa Joseph) of the West Kingdom reports of the recent Teahouse of the Winter Moon event which took place in the Kingdom of the Outlands January 7, 2006.

Estrella Pre-Reg is Still Open!

Mistress Bannthegn Penelope DoWell of Avonsford, Pre-Reg Steward for Estrella War XXII, reports that online pre-registration for the War will be open until January 31, 2006.

January 12th

Irish Bog Men Reveal Surprises

BBC radio interview with Ned Kelly, head of antiquities at the National Museum of Ireland reveals that "The preserved remains of two prehistoric men discovered in an Irish bog have revealed a couple of surprises --- one used hair gel and the other stood 6 foot 6 inches high, the tallest Iron Age body discovered."

Armor Stolen in Atenveldt

Deirdre and Ajax in the Kingdom of Atenveldt have reported the theft of armor from their home in Phoenix, Arizona.

Artemisia 12th Night: A Report

Baroness Bianca of Gryphon's Lair in the Kingdom of Artemisia gives a glowing report on the recent 12 Night celebration.

January 11th

Dunstan le Heryngmongere Named Royal Bard of Atlantia

Syr Justus de Tyre reports that Dunstan le Heryngmongere has been named Royal Bard of Atlantia.

Were Roman Builders Influenced by Great Wall?

Visy Zsolt, a professor of Archaeology at the University of Pecs in Hungary, believes that the construction of the Roman Limes may have been influenced by the Great Wall of China.

Medieval Art of Swordsmanship Lecture in Ansteorra

Dr. Robert Holland of the Schola Saint George will present a workshop on the Medieval Sword and Buckler February 11-12-2006 in the Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas area.

Re-Enactment Gear Stolen in the UK; Site Vandalized

Guthroth Of Colanhomm reports that re-enactment gear owned by the group Conquest was stolen recently from a secure garage in North Bristol, England. The site was then set on fire.

Chivalry's renaissance: Society for Creative Anachronism puts emphasis on creative anachronism

An article in the Pahrump Valley Times describes the SCA and the recent Festival of the Rose.

January 10th

Monty Joins the SCA

Comic strip character Monty by Jim Meddick has joined the local "Medieval Re-Creationist Society."

Giles of Redhugh Made Knight In Drachenwald

Genevieve la flechiere reports that at Their final Court, Cadogan and Euphemia created Eorl Giles of Redhugh a Knight of the SCA.

Stefan's Florilegium Updates for January 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for January 2006.

Viking Teeth Decoration - Possible Evidence Found

Scientists have analysed a over 500 skeletons and believe they have found evidence of teeth decoration, possibly used to indicate rank or prowess. Caroline Arcini of Sweden's National Heritage Board found the evidence only on male remains.

January 9th

Northshield Tournament of Chivalry Photos Online

Elashava bas Riva has posted photos from the recent Tournament of Chivalry in the Kingdom of Northshield.

SCA Possessions Stolen in West Kingdom

On January 7-8, 2006, thieves broke into the vehicle of Viscountess Genevieve de Vendome of the West Kingdom in the San Jose, California area. SCA members are asked to be on the lookout for the stolen property.

Gulf Wars XV Registration Now Online

So...you want to go to Gulf Wars? Want to knock registration off the "to do" list?The wait is over, as the Gulf Wars website is now taking online registrations. Now you can sign up from the (reasonable) comfort of your own home via credit card now through February 15, 2006.

Wine Snobbery: Blame it on the Romans

Tom Standage of the Herald Tribune looks at wine snobbery through the ages beginning with the Romans.

January 8th

Vatican Debates Recognition of Veronica's Veil

A mysterious Christian icon known as Veronica's Veil is being considered for recognition by the Catholic Church. The veil is purported to carry the imprint of Christ's face and resides in a remote monastery in Italy's Abruzzi region.

Calontir Gains New Citizen

THL Josef von Rothenburg and THL Slaine ni Chiarain have announced an addition to their family with the birth of their daughter Margaret Joan December 29, 2005.