Archive - Jun 2007 - Story

June 30th

Lillyana Weaver born in Ealdormere

Cristabell and Wilhelm have announced the birth of their daughter Lillyana Weaver June 12, 2007 at the Montford in Ottawa, Canada.

Tara still on the "Crisis List"

Ireland's historic Hill of Tara has been added to the world's 100 most-endangered heritage sites due to plans to build a motorway in close proximity to the archaeological sites.

King's College photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has posted an album of photos from the recent King's College event which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Researcher believes Holy Grail still in Rome

Italian archaeologist Alfredo Barbagallo believes that the holy cup of Christ never left the city of Rome and is buried beneath the Basilica of San Lorenzo Fuori le Mura.

Elevations in AEthelmearc

At Their recent Court at the Kingdom of AEthelmearc 10 Year Celebration, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Mistress Amaryllis Coleman to the Order of the Laurel for her work as a costumer.

June 29th

Kylie Rose Davis born in Atenveldt

THL Wynne MacNair reports that Kylie Rose Davis was born June 11, 2007 in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. Her parents are Lady Moira O'Droogan and Captain Darius Xavier Drake>

Firewood quarantine affects Pennsic War site

A firewood quarantine imposed by Pennsylvania government officials will affect, among other areas, Butler County, which includes Cooper's Lake Campground where Pennsic War is held.

Botticelli fresco in Hungary?

Art historians are excited about the possible discovery of a Botticelli fresco in the ruins of a Hungarian palace. The large work was found in remains of the palace of Archbishop Janos Vitez, the head of the country's Catholic church from 1465 to 1472.

Warriors die "an excellent death" at Auburn Library

Amy Weaver, Staff Writer for the Opelika-Auburn (Alabama) News reports on a recent demonstration presented by the Shire of the Eagle at Auburn City Library. Participant Laura Pate asked, "Who wouldn't love this world?"

Legends XVI photos online

Ivarr Ulfasson has posted an album of photos from the recent Legends XVI event on the Kingdom of Meridies.

June 28th

Pennsic XXXVI Deliveries and Off-site Vendor Registration

The Vendor Coordinator for Pennsic XXXVI has announced that procedures for deliveries and off-site vendor registration are available on the Pennsic website.

Laser technology may unlock the secrets of the Book of Kells

21st century laser technology will be used over the next two years to analyze Ireland's famous Book of Kells, a 9th century gospel housed at Trinity College in Dublin. Experts hope that analysis of the pigments may shed new light on medieval Irish trade routes.

Celts for kids

MrDonn.org has a website to teach kids about Celtic history and life, from who they were to how they celebrated, the structures they built, and their religion.

Battle of Mauvilla site found

Archaeologist Andrew Holmes believes he has discovered the site of the Indian town of Mauvilla where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto engaged local Indians in a massive battle. The town is near the forks of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers in southern Clarke County, Alabama.

June 27th

Alexander ap Gruffudd ap Cadfael Arrives in Atlantia

Meister Gruffudd ap Cadfael and Mesterinde Karen Larsdatter are pleased to announce that their son, Alexander ap Gruffudd ap Cadfael, has triumphantly arrived to the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Ellien Chadaway elevated to Laurel at Lilies War

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon reports that H.L. Ellien Chadaway of the Kingdom of Calontir was offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel at this year's Lilies War.

John Smith, mapmaker

Among his many talents, explorer and early Jamestown resident Captain John Smith could count mapmaking. A map created by Smith in 1608 of the Chesapeake Bay river system has been compared recently with modern maps and found to have a "stunning level of accuracy."

Experience ancient Rome in 3D

A team of international technology experts has created the world's biggest computer simulation, a model of the city of Rome at the time of the Emperor Constantine.

Over 7,400 attendees At Estrella War XXIII

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, SCA Internal Media/Website Content Coordinator for Estrella War XXIV, reports that over 7,400 people attended last year's War.

June 26th

Ealdormere historic photo project

Photographer and webmaster Eirik Andersen has begun a project to collect and scan historic photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website. He discusses his project in a recent post from the Kingdom list.

Four elevated in the West Kingdom

Viscount Richard de Camville and Viscountess Elisabeth Renee de Champagne reported that four subjects from the West Kingdom were scheduled for elevation to Peerage at Crown Tournament on June 23, 2007.

"Astonishingly modern" technology marks 14th century Indian observatory

Scientists working at the 14th-century Pir Ghaib Observatory in Delhi, India were astonished to find instruments used to tell time and study the celestial skies including a "zenith tube" through which the moon could be observed.

Hauoc Bender victorious in West Kingdom Crown

Hirsch reports that Hauoc Bender, fighting for Ginevra da Ravenna, was the victor of the June 23, 2007 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of the West.

Trailer and gear stolen in Caid

Dafydd mac Donald and Ayllyth report the theft of their trailer containing SCA gear on June 18, 2007 from Pt. Loma, California.

June 25th

15th century gravesites disrupt plans for Czech parking lot

Plans to build a parking lot in Pilsen, Czech Republic, have changed after the discovery of children's graves, part of a 15th century Jewish cemetery.

Vikings and Legos and chess, oh my!

A dream gift for some SCAdians would be a game that combines Vikings, Legos and chess. The dream has come true with the Lego Vikings Chess set.

Tuchux Charity Tournament to raise money for breast cancer research

Darter the Chronicler reports that the Tuchux will hold their annual Charity Tourney at Pennsic 36 to benefit the Susan G Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer research. Donations will be accepted the day of the tournament as well as online (click "original article.")

Known World Scribal Gathering changes venue

Lady Kayleigh McWhyte, Coordinator for the Known World Scribal Gathering at Pennsic 36, has announced that there has been a change of venue for the event.

Subscriptions available for Pennsic Independent

Mistress Heirusalem, publisher of the Pennsic Independent reminds those attending - and those NOT attending - this year's Pennsic War, that subscriptions to the daily paper are available online.

June 24th

Video brings Lochac's Canterbury Faire to life

Unable to make it to New Zealand for Canterbury Faire? No problem. A 5-minute video by Taztorien will take you there.