Archive - Jul 2007 - Story

July 3rd

"Lost" Roanoke settlers could be identified by DNA

Historians are hoping that science will help discover the fate of the settlers of Virginia's lost Roanoke colony. Using DNA and genealogy sources, they they hope to trace the genetics of those who might have survived.

UK£1m El Cid sword may be a forgery

A controversy has arisen over the authenticity of La Tizona, purported to be the sword of legendary Spanish hero El Cid. The sword was purchased recently for UK£1m by authorities in the Castilla Leon region, but others in the Culture Ministry claim that the sword is a fraud.

Melee in Alaska

Aelshan has posted a series of video clips from the recent Border Wars which took place June 16-17, 2007 in Glennallen, Alaska.

Lilies photos featured in "Community Faces"

Logan reports that an album of photos taken at Lilies War has been posted to the Kansas City Stars "Community Faces" page.

July 2nd

Alexander William born in Atlantia

Aimee Kratts reports that Mesterinde Karen Larsdatter and Master Gruffudd ap Cadfael are the proud parents of Alexander William, born June 15, 2007.

Fencers brave the mud at library ren faire

Young observers called for blood recently during a rapier demonstration at the Mancos Renaissance Faire, a two-day affair sponsored by the Mancos Public Library and featuring members of the local SCA group. Katie Burford of the Durango (Colorado) Herald had the story.

Pictures from Naadam: Schutzenfest on the Steppes

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from the recent Schutzenfest in the Barony of Nordskogen, which this year had a Mongolian theme.

Beowulf: the graphic novel

Artist Gareth Hinds has created a graphic novel version of Beowulf for Candlewick Press which makes the work "accessible and appealing to a modern audience in a graphic novel format, while preserving the authenticity and power of the original."

Avalon recreates Middle Ages in Japan

Sir Guy of Warrior's Gate in Korea reports on a medieval recreation group in Japan called Avalon.

July 1st

Registration open for Sport of Kings: Acadamy of Armored Combat

Sport of Kings: Academy of Armored Combat is now accepting pre-registrations! With over 90 classes focused on improving your combat skills and re-creating the romance of the medieval tournament, this is an event you won't want to miss.

Hailes Abbey map discovered

Hailes Abbey, in England's Cotswolds, lies in ruins a victim of Henry VIII's dissolution program. Now the discovery of an Elizabethan map may shed new light on what the 12th century church looked like.

The life of a gladiator

What Hollywood didn't tell you! In an article for Cosmos reporter Hilary Jones looks at the lives of the gladiators using evidence from recent discoveries.