Archive - 2006 - Story

February 23rd

Forensic research reveals gladiators fought by the rules

Despite the Roman arena's well-deserved reputation for gladiatorial brutality, forensic examination of the remains of several dozen gladiators found in Turkey reveals that their combat was fought with well-defined rules of engagement.

February 22nd

Request for Commentary on Corporate Policies

Linda Moore, President, SCA Inc., is seeking comments from the SCA membership regarding Land Use Policy, Family Memberships, and clarifications in the Governing Documents.

Green Dragon Tavern Seeks Musicians for Gulf Wars

Marion, Leoncina da Susa, Proprietess and Entertainment Coordinator for Gulf Wars' Green Dragon Tavern, is seeking musicians to play at Gulf Wars 15.

An Tir to host Known World Chirurgeon Symposium

Lady Sophia, Known World Chirurgeon Symposium Coordinator, has announced that this event will be held May 6 and 7 as part of the 40 Year Celebration event.

Estrella War XXII Photos Online

Combat Chris returned from Estrella and immediately posted photos from the War.

February 21st

Arizona Renaissance Festival Works Magic on Visitors

Current and former SCA members join forces with Ren Faire actors to entertain the public at the Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace which runs weekends through April 2, 2006 in Tuscon.

Lawrence & Katherine First Baron & Baroness of Iron Bog

Lady Dorathia Mychell, Seneschal of the Barony of Iron Bog, has announced that Master Lawrence Thornguard and Mistress Katherine Barr of Cumberland have been chosen as the first Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Iron Bog.

Painted Anglo-Saxon Angel Sculpture Found

An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.

February 20th

Remains of Joan of Arc to be Tested

A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.

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."