Archive - Jul 12, 2006 - Story

Venetian Masters at National Gallery

An exhibition of Venetian Renaissance masterworks will be on display at Washington D.C.'s National Gallery of Art June 18–September 17, 2006. Bellini, Giorgione, Titian, and the Renaissance of Venetian Painting will include a selection of paintings from 16th century Venice.

Surviving the Pennsic Troll

Master John von der Velde, Troll for Pennsic 35, sends warmest greetings and some helpful information to help you check in at Pennsic Troll.

American Wins International Belly Dancing Competition

Egypt opened its doors to foreign dancers and asked its hometown heroes to stay out of the competition at the Alf Leila We Leila Festival (Belly Dancing World Cup 2006). Since an Egyptian has won nearly every year of the competition, the local contestants decided to see what the rest of the world had to offer.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 12, 1174

King Henry II of England performed penance for the murder of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral on July 12, 1174.

Mont Saint-Michel to "Float" Again

Once an island, the Benedictine abbey of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy has become connected to the mainland by a buildup of silt. New plans by French engineers will return the landmark to its island status.

Pennsic land allocation delay soon over

Baron Devon Adair Bartholomy, the Deputy Mayor for Land for this year's Pennsic War, has announced that land agents for groups will receive their land assignments this week.

May Revel Photos

Ragn Solvi reports that photos taken by Adisa at Oertha's May Revel are now available to view online. The event was sponsored by the Barony of Eskalya.