Archive - Jun 19, 2006 - Story

Vita vinum est (Wine is Life)

Romans loved their wine, loved talking about it — and writing about it. An article for CentreDaily.com focuses on the history and sources for study of Roman wine.

Rare Exmoor ponies to help save dwindling peat bog

Ponies from an endangered breed, descended from the original British "hill ponies," are being brought into a nature preserve on the Solway Plain in England, to graze away grasses that threaten one of the area's few remaining peat bogs.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 19, 325

The Emperor Constantine convened the first Council of Nicea on June 19, 325.

Washington Medieval Faire "Awesome!"

“This is really awesome,” said Tasmin Trautman, 12. “I like the forges, the ceremonies and the music. I will come back next year for sure.” Annie Tietje of the North Kitsap (Washington) Herald chronicles the activities at the recent Medieval Faire presented in Port Gamble by the Barony of Dragon’s Laire.