Archive - Feb 2006 - Story

February 19th

Neolithic Dairy Farming

The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.

Crossing the Tiber: the Bridges of Rome

The famous bridges of Rome were more than a way to cross a river, they were a way to control a population. This short essay looks at the city's bridges and their importance to Roman life.

Instructors Sought for the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence

Lady Kyrstyan Makfall, Martial Class Co-Ordinator for the 2006 Middle Kingdom Academy of Defence, is seeking teachers for the event which will take place Labor Day Weekend in Lakemoor, Illinois.

February 18th

Mongolian Traditions Featured in Washington D.C.

The Explorers' Hall of the National Geographic Museum in Washington D.C. will celebrate 800 years of Mongolian statehood with an exhibit highlighting the country's cultural renaissance. The exhibit will run February 10 - May 14, 2006.

Find Your Inner Dragon

Not just for Midrealmers anymore! Dragonhame.com has produced a quiz to let you find your inner dragon!

New Atlantian Born

Sorcha de Glys has announced the birth of the Kingdom of Atlantia's newest subject: Thomas Duane Maxson, born February 14, 2006.

February 17th

Chivalry in a Modern World

Is chivalry dead? CBS News reporter Steve Hartman thought it might be, so he sought out John Bridges, author of the book How to be a Gentleman.

Barony of Windmaster's Hill mourns the loss of Lady Geva de Liles

Lady Geva de Liles (Ginger Liles) of the Canton of Buckston-On-Eno in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill died peacefully Tuesday, Feburary 14, 2006 after a struggle with cancer. A service will be held on Sunday February 19 at at the St Andrews-Covenant Presbyterian Church, 15th and Market in Wilmington, NC.

Flake Off Photos Online

Her Excellency Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the recent Flake Off event.

February 16th

Roman Cohort in Tennessee

Chris Koogle of the Knoxville, Tennessee Daily Beacon spent a day learning about the Roman First Cohort with Robert Wear, a Roman re-enactor who has been studying the Romans since high school.

Gold Ring Provides Link Between British and New World

A gold ring, discovered by in 1998 by archaeologist David S. Phelps, may provide evidence of the contact between British explorers and Native Americans in the late 16th century.

Midrealm Event to Feature Youth Craftsmen's Faire

On May 27, 2006, at the Middle Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition in the Barony of Flaming Gryphon, a Youth Craftsmen's Faire will be held. The Faire is designed to showcase the talents of the youth of the Kingdom.

February 15th

Renaissance Allegories on Display at the Frick

A pair of allegorical paintings by Renaissance artist Paolo Veronese will be the centerpiece of Veronese's Allegories: Virtue, Love and Exploration in Renaissance Venice, a small exhibit at the Frick Gallery in New York City beginning April 11, 2006.

New Atlantian Pelican joins the flock

Their Royal Majesties of Atlantia, Janos & Rachel, elevated Lady Ysolt la Bretonne to the Order of the Pelican at the 31st Tourney of YMIR held in the Barony of Windmasters' Hill.

Call for Silent Heralds and Signers for Pennsic 35

Lady Sara de Lindley, Aethelmearc Chief Silent Herald, is calling for signers to volunteer for the Silent Heralds program for Pennsic XXXV.

Brigid's Feast 2006 Photos Online

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February 14th

Aberdeen Kirk May Hide 12th Century Foundations

Researchers from around the world are teaming up to explore what lies beneath Aberdeen, Scotland's famous Mither Kirk. In a six-month excavation undertaken to shore up the church's foundations, they hope to learn more about its medieval history.

Atlanta Pipe Band to Hold Concert

Bagpipe enthusiasts in the Atlanta, Georgia area will want to mark their calendars in anticipation of a concert by the Atlanta Pipe Band "a leading show and competition band in the south," according to their website.

Stairway, Sphinx Found at Hadrian's Villa

A monumental staircase and marble statue of a sphinx have been discovered in the Gymnasium area of Hadrian's Villa in Tivoli, north of Rome. The statue is believed to have originated in Egypt.

Canterbury Faire Photos Online

Bartholomew has announced that photos from Lochac's 2005 Canterbury Faire are now available online.

February 13th

Transporting Masterpieces a Delicate Job

Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."

Angel's Keep Goes Full Status

At a recent court in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, it was reported that the Canton of Angel's Keep has advanced to a full status chapter of the SCA.

Searching for the Tollbooth - 15th Century Prison in Edinburgh

Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.

Sword of Prowess won by THL Gann

The Vices and Vitrues took the field at the fifth annual Snowed Inn pas d'armes, held January 28, to decide who would become the fifth to wield the Sword of Prowess. Ealdormere correspondent Laird Colyne Stewart recounts the day's festivities.

February 12th

Gulf Wars to Feature Children's Activities

Viscountess Kenna of the Gulf Wars XV Children's Staff has announced that this year's War will feature "a wide assortment of fun and educational classes and activities" for young visitors.

Roman Mosaics Depict Jewish Life

An exhibit of Roman floor mosaics at the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York gives insight into Jewish life around the Mediterranean in the late Roman period. Depicting scenes and symbols from Judaism, some mosaics also included Latin inscriptions.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.

Gulf Wars Schedule Online

The schedule for the upcoming Gulf Wars in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann is now available in PDF format online.

February 11th

New Oerthan

Baroness Aislynn Dennard of the Principality of Oertha in the West Kingdom has announced that Madison Chase Phipps was born February 7, 2006.

Stefan's Florilegium Files for February 2006

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted addition to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2006.