Archive - Oct 18, 2007 - Story

Marco Polo's Zipangu really the Philippines?

A new study by author Setsuko Matoba proposes the theory that the island of Zipangu made famous in The Travels of Marco Polo may not have been Japan, as believed, but the Philippines.

Gregor Von Leipzig's intro to the SCA

Gregor Von Leipzig has posted a video introduction to SCA life including heavy fighting, archery and A&S on YouTube.

New little princess in Ansteorra

Fattiopap Laszlo has announced the birth of Madison White to Their Graces Duchess Chiara della Luna and Duke Kerold Hoegaarden in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Knights entertain, teach at Georgia Medieval Festival

Armored knights were one of the draws at the recent Medieval Festival, a fundraiser for the Oatland Island Wildlife Center near Savannah, Georgia. The activities included an armored combat demonstration, chainmail-making, Middle Eastern dancing and jugglers.

“The Wedding at Cana” returns to Venice

In 1797, Napoleon's army confiscated the masterpiece the “Wedding at Cana” from the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice and took it back to France. Now the painting has returned home - sort of...