Archive - 2006 - Story
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-02 08:20
Two chemists have discovered the reason why the lapis-lazuli-based blue pigment prized by medieval painters fades so drastically over time. Ultramarine, more precious than gold, was often used for portrayals of the robes of the Virgin Mary, and Michelangelo used it in the Sistine Chapel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 19:08
On February 2-4, 2007, Vesuvius will errupt all over again...well, almost. Castra Romana-Pompeii, a Roman Era Re-enactment, will hold an event recreating the day before the catastrophic events of August 24, 79 C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 15:48
Arwen has posted a series of photos albums from events in the Kingdom of the Outlands for 2005. The events include Outlands 20th Year, Estrella 2005, Straight and Narrow 2005, Stag's Con 2005 and Queen's Prize 2005.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-11-01 12:21
An entertaining new essay by Allan Massie explores the continuing fascination of Rome for fiction writers and moviemakers -- and their audiences.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-01 09:32
Washington State University student Matt James scorns the usual college activities for a hobby creating chainmail and fighting in the SCA. Lisa Waananen of the Daily Evergreen has the story and slide show.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-10-31 21:05
Photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia have been posted on the Flickr website.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2006-10-31 14:01
This week's Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, attracted 894 people to try to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest-ever zombie gathering.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-10-31 11:25
At the recent SCA Board of Directors meeting, it was suggested that the SCA become a member of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums. ALHFAM is an organization "that serves those involved in living historical farms, agricultural museums and outdoor museums of history and folklore."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-10-31 07:58
Michael Alewright has posted videos from the recent Crown Tounrey in the Kingdom of AEthlemearc on YouTube. The albums include the final bouts between Prince Rurik and Magnus Tindal.
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2006-10-30 21:30
Lady Anna von Silvenhain has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald (13-15th October).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-30 17:01
The citizens of the Provo, Utah area were recently invited to turn back the clock to the Middle Ages and participate in the fourth annual Utah Medieval Festival at Utah Valley State College. Rodger L. Hardy of the Deseret Morning News has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-30 13:40
Percival reports that Duke Eduard was the victor of the October 28, 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Duke Eduard was inspired by Baroness Dohmnail.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-30 08:44
Wes Poulin knows how to have fun at Halloween time: he drags out the trebuchet and hurls a few pumpkins! Kathyrn Mayer of the Aurora Sentinel & Daily Sun has the story.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-29 18:18
An Arizona-based research is looking for clues to the origin of a Rhode Island landmark. Many conflicting stories surround the Old Stone Tower in Newport, including the theory that it was built by twelfth-century Norse travelers.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-29 15:04
A late period (1616) Danish cookbook is now available from a New Zealand website. The book, in Danish with English translation, contains "A hundred useful pieces, Which are about brewing, baking, Cooking, aquavit and mead to make, As is useful in house Holding etc. Which before not in our Danish Language is issued in print."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-29 11:20
Elashava bas Riva, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the Kingdom's recent Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-29 08:15
The Journals of the Royal Society are now available to read online. The submissions date back to 1665 and include scientific works from Halley's description of his comet to the first paper published by Stephen Hawking.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-28 18:20
Lorenzo Ghiberti's immense gilded doors, completed in 1452 and nicknamed the "Gates of Paradise," will tour the United States beginning in April 2007. The intricately decorated doors are 20 feet high and weigh three tons.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-28 15:45
Are you a true evil genius but just unable to articulate your evil plans for the Known World? Well... the Evil Plan Generator can help!
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-28 11:26
Costumer Amy Sumida, who works for Kaimuki's Prosperity Corner in Hawaii, is busy putting together costumes for the Halloween season. Sumida discovered the SCA in her teens and learned that playing dress-up could be profitable. Nadine Kam of the Honolulu Star Bulletin has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-10-28 09:16
Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXIII Internal Publicity Deputy, has released several announcements pertaining to the 2007 War.
Submitted by aisinbiya on Fri, 2006-10-27 16:55
When the Canton of Brokenbridge in the Crown Province of Ostgardr hosted its first event, "Chivalry Grows in Brooklyn" in May, 2006, little did Brokenbridge (mka, Brooklyn, New York) realize that a lot more than just "chivalry" was about to grow.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2006-10-27 14:24
Baroness Signy Dimmridaela, OL (Tracie Brown) won the 2006 U.S. National Scottish Harp Championship, held October 21, 2006 at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She also won the championship in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia, and placed third in the 1985 All-Ireland harp competition in Listowel, County Kerry.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-27 10:42
"Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian?" Two Spanish scholars hope to answer some of the long-debated questions about Christopher Columbus using newly obtained evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-27 08:16
Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Battle of Baron's Howe on the Two Ravens website. The photos include albums of fighters, court and a smelting demonstration.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-26 16:43
Swordmaker Paul Macdonald is fighting City Hall - or more appropriately the Scottish Parliament - who recently passed a law strictly regulating the sale of swords in the country. Macdonald crafts historically-accurate weapons for re-enactors which he sells to museums, theatres and collectors.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-26 12:27
A new book explores the history of academic charisma, tracing the figure of the famous and glamorized professor to the beginnings of the great universities in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-10-26 06:33
His Grace Duke Palymar has posted video from the recent Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom on YouTube.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-26 05:38
A Bronze Age cup found in Kent by a metal detector enthusiast will return to the county on loan from the British Museum. The Ringlemere Gold Cup is one of only seven from the period found in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-10-25 18:02
Baroness Katya in Raudhara, Principal Lady in Waiting to TRM's Timmur and Tianna, reports on the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia.