Archive - Jul 2007 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-21 14:08
"Pick up your ice-cream sticks, send them to me and I will put them to use," said stuntman Robert McDonald to kids on a radio show. What he built from the 15 million sticks was a 15-metre Viking ship.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-21 09:48
A 1400-year-old glass bowl was discovered in a wooden bucket recently during a broadcast of Channel 4's Time Team. The artifact was found in the new Forest area of Hamshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 17:31
A team of archaeologists from St. Andrews University are battling against time to study Iron Age roundhouses on the Scottish island of North Uist. The structures were first exposed in 2005, and are now in danger of washing away in a storm.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 12:14
At the recent Bog Three Day Event in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, Their Majesties Rurik and Angelik elevated Baroness Aelfra Long to the order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 08:44
The Rum and Monkey website has created a Roman name generator for when "your own name just doesn't suit your rich Roman fantasy life."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-19 17:48
The Vatican has announced that the papal dungeons in the Castel Sant'Angelo will re-open after ten years of restoration. The dungeons were used to house criminals during the period of the Papal States.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-19 13:29
Tannis of Tir-y-Don has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Assessment event which took place July 6-8, 2007 in the Barony of Black Diamond.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-19 09:14
Science Daily reports that chili peppers dating from between 490 and 780 C.E. have been discovered in a cave in Oaxaca Mexico. Experts believe that the plants were cultivated and used in early Mexican cuisine.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 19:36
Lord Gawin der Fuchs reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Lugh event which took place recently in the kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 18:14
Archaeologists working in the Tronçais forest of France have discovered over 100 Roman settlements, the legacy of which continue to affect the ecology of the area.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 15:08
Archaeologists working on the grounds Scone Palace in Scotland hope to learn more about the site where the famous Scottish Stone of Destiny was mined, and more about the country's early history.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2007-07-17 19:03
Archaeologists in the village of Topolchane, Bulgaria have unearthed artifacts of gold, silver and pottery dating back to the 4th century B.C.E., including a golden mask.
Submitted by louis on Tue, 2007-07-17 14:57
The SCA Choral list turns five years old this month. The email list is for all SCA choirs and choir directors and has pointers to available period pieces (text and music), all freely available for download.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-07-17 08:28
"Almost 9,000 people" gathered to watch Knights of Royal England demonstrate their jousting skill at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland recently.
Submitted by Antonio on Mon, 2007-07-16 15:31
Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect that was once based there.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-16 11:18
Njall Olaf Hagarson (Scott B. Jaqua), of the kingdom of Caid, has announced that he will appear crafting weapons on the Discovery Science Channel's Faces of Earth program on August 9, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-16 07:45
Maistra Nicolaa de Bracton, Society Chronicler, has announced the winners of the William Blackfox Awards for A.S. 40. The Blackfox Awards are given for excellence in newsletter publication.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-15 14:32
Members of the Shire of Riviere Constelle in Evansville, Indiana recently held a demo in Wesselman Park to the delight of onlookers. "We'd never heard about this or been to it, and Jeremy is kind of interested, so we decided to come down," said Angie Gish, who attended with her 13-year-old son. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-15 09:20
In an article for The Chronicle, John Gravois discusses his recent attendance at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University, and looks at the connection between medieval scholars, reenactors and gamers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-14 18:05
Michael Alewright and Brion Enkazi have announced that the Pennsic Bards by Day and Bards by Night books will once again be available to track bardic activities at the War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-14 13:14
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for July 2007.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2007-07-14 09:06
Lady Jinan has posted videos from the hafla held at the recent "Glory" event in Outlands.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-13 17:28
Mistress Rhiannon ui Neill, Triton Principal Herald for the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced that an Atlantian Heraldic Walking Tour will once again take place at pennsic.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-13 13:10
His Majesty Jade of the West Kingdom writes about his experiences at the recetn An Tir - West War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-13 09:42
TRM Morgan and Livia, King and Queen of Atenveldt, announced that the Kingdoms of Caid, the Outlands and Artemisia have accepted Their invitation to participate as Principal Kingdoms at the next Estrella War XXIV (Feb 12-18, 2008).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-12 23:33
Alaide Vilchis Ibarra of the University Daily Kansan reports on a demo staged by members of the Shire of Carlsby, the local SCA group. “We are all history geeks for the most part with an interest in medieval life,” said Richard Jones, a Lawrence resident and 27-year society member.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2007-07-12 14:47
James Rosse II, known in the SCA as Lord James "Hawk" Galloway, has been named 2007 EMS Provider of the Year by the Firemen's Association of the State of New York, in honor of his rescue of a child trapped in debris after a house explosion and fire.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-12 11:11
Harken to these awful words, wail and rend your garments! Earl Sir Bearengaer hinn Rauthi has gone to his ancestors in Valhalla on this 9th day of July, A.S. XLII. Let all pay heed to to the passing of a mighty warrior and a person who enriched the Current Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-11 16:57
"Introduced to Phoenix in 1969 by Rick Cook and Mike Reynolds, Atenveldt became the first barony recognized by the SCA," writes Sadie Joe Smokey in a recent article for the Arizona Republic. Cook, who was also Atenveldt's first king, was on hand to share in the celebration.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-11 12:16
Archery, armored combat, the charm of the medieval world, are some of the topics discussed recently when Al Kemp of the (Delaware) News Journal visited the Shire of Caer Adamant. (photos)