Archive - Sep 2007 - Story

September 30th

"Devil's Bible" goes home to Prague

After 359 years in Stockholm, the Codex Gigas, also known as the Devil's Bible, has been returned to the Czech National Library in Prague for an exhibition. The book was supposedly written 800 years ago with the help of the devil.

Defender of the Fort XXV photos online

Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Defender of the Fort XXV event which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

Recall of Knights of the Sword Toys

Britain’s “Knights of the Sword” series toys recalled due to high levels of lead paint.

Oklahoma State University Students go medieval on Library Lawn

Ted Bado, Staff Writer for the Daily O’Collegian (Oklahoma State University), recently visited a fighter practice and demo by members of Mooneschadowe, the local SCA group and the university's Medieval Studies Group.

September 29th

Estrella WarXXIV: Want to pay the least $$ to attend??

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, Acting Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, shares information on pre-registration for Estrella War XXIV

Own an authentic Roman bath!

Have an extra UK£300,000? If so, you can purchase an authentic Roman bath house in the town of Battle, East Sussex, England built in the first century C.E. for officers in the Roman navy.

Barbarian Bash 2007 photos online

Lord Kormak has posted photos from the recent Barbarian Bash 2007 which took place in the Kingdom of Artemisia.

AEthelmearc welcomes new citizen

Lord Dafydd MacNab of the Shire of Rivers Edge in AEthelmearc has announced the birth of his son Robert James George.

September 28th

AEthlemearc Fall 2007 Coronation videos online

Master Hogge de Watlynge has posted video on YouTube from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

UTK Medieval Scholar Becomes MacArthur Fellow

Jay Rubenstein, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, has received a MacArthur Fellows grant to pursue further research projects and instruction into the history of the medieval period.

A Calontiri in Ealdormere

Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon of the Kingdom of Calontir recently traveled north with a few companions to attend Bonfield for Baron's Howe in the Canton of Flaming Sky (Ealdormere).

Armor stolen in Eastrealm

Andris Lowenstein reports that his car containing his armor was stolen in Hartford, Connecticut. He is seeking help to watch for the stolen armor on eBay or other sites.

September 27th

More Outlands Crown Tourney Photos online

Michaela Kunrat has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament which took place in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Pictures from the Outlands Fall Crown Tourney 2007

A photo album captures the memories from the Outlands Crown Tournament, wherein Lord Alrik Boleslavson, fighting for the honor of Lady Slaine, defeated Duke Olaf in the final round.

Ancient Roman map available online

The Peutingerian Map, thought to be the oldest surviving road map in the world, is now available for study on the Internet through collaboration between the Austrian National Library and Christos Nüssli of Euratlas.com.

Glory Wars photos online

Antonio Felluci has posted an album of photos from the recent Glory Wars in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Ar n-Eilean-ne celebrates 20th anniversary

Duchess Marieke van de Dal of the East Kingdom reports on the recent 20th anniversary celebration for the Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne (St. John's, Newfoundland).

September 26th

Baron Morvran Corbet de la Flamme victorious in Atlantia's Masters of Defense Tourney

Baron Morvran Corbet de la Flamme, Knight of Atlantia, was victorious for a third time in a unique tournament held in the Barony of Lochmere recently.

Drachenwald Crown Combatants announced

Their Majesties Alaric and Nerrisa, King and Queen of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, have announced the combatants and consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament. The event will take place October 12-14, 2007 in Norwich, England.

A new "Paradiso"

Robert and Jean Hollander have produced a new translation of Dante's masterpiece Paradiso, the third book of the Divine Comedy. Jean Hollander, a poet, was in charge of writing the verse, while Robert Hollander, a Dante scholar, preserved the accuracy of the original. Joan Acocella of The New Yorker has a review.

Octopus finds 12th century dish

An octopus caught recently by a Korean fisherman was hauled on board clutching a 900-year-old piece of pottery. The catch has led to the discovery of more than 30 12th century bowls.

September 25th

Trillium Wars photos online

Eirik Andersen has released a wonderful album of photos from the Kingdom of Ealdormere's Trillium Wars on the Two Ravens website.

Nationwide fighter practice database

His Majesty Logan Ebonwoulfe, King of Atlantia, has created a database of fighter practices in the United States for newcomers or travelers looking for heavy fighting in the SCA.

SCA: "more of a way of life than a hobby"

SCA members at the recent Corvaria Harvest Tournament in central Oregon "study history by acting it out." The event was sponsored by the Shire of Corvaria. Katie Brauns of the (Bend, Oregon) Bulletin has the story.

Saxon Summer photos

Lady Govindasani has posted an album of photos from Saxon Summer which took place September 15, 2007 in the Shire of Rivenvale.

Some relics of St. Francis probably did not belong to the saint

Carbon dating done on relics of St. Francis of Assisi have given mixed results. While a tunic, belt and mortuary cushion were dated to the right time period, another tunic, which the church attributes to the saint, did not.

September 24th

Middle Ages: golden era of "girl power"

A new study by Sue Niebrzydowski of Bangor University's Institute of Early and Modern Studies says that women of 600 years ago had unprecedented power and independence.

Photos from Mists Bardic 2007

Martin of Rivenstar has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Bardic Championships in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).

New Palatine Baron of the Far West, Lord Vail Visconti

Lady Katherine reports and shares photos from the recent Tournament for the Palatine Baronial Coronet of the Far West which took place September 15, 2007 at Camp Zama, Tokyo, Japan.

Latin alive in the modern world

Kevin Fleming, for CNN's column Mental Floss, looks at the use and meaning of common Latin phrases in everyday life.