Archive - 2007 - Story

November 24th

Musical notes encoded in Da Vinci's Last Supper?

Does the Last Supper have a soundtrack? Musician and computer technician Giovanni Maria Pala believes it does and that it sounds like a requiem.

Volunteers needed for International Mead Festival

The 2008 International Mead Festival will be held February 8-9, 2008 in Denver, Colorado, and volunteers are needed for jobs such as ticket-taking, judging etc. Pay? No formal pay, but you might get free mead!

Ymanya Murray elevated to Laurel in the Outlands

Mistress Bennet Murray reports that Ymanya Murray has been elevated to the Order of the Laurel by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Dark Ages bright spot in Tuscon, Arizona

About 100 SCAdians gathered in Tuscon's Himmel Park for the Dragon's Hoard Annual Festival of Monsters, a fundraiser for the Barony of Tir Ysgithr, where they interacted with some of the locals. Jeffry Scott of the Arizona Daily Star has the story. (photos)

November 23rd

Great Hall of the Old Deanery for sale in England

A 13th century medieval hall, located in the Salisbury Cathedral Close in England is up for sale. Originally built as a residence for 60 deans, the building was completely restored in 1963 and has been available as a venue for rent.

Infant mortality research abstract online

The News for Medievalists blog reports that a research paper dealing with the topic of infant mortality has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology

William and Onora Heirs in Gleann Abhann

HE Baroness Alina nic an Bhaird reports that Their Excellencies Viscount Sir William fitz Hugh de Cambria and Viscountess Onora inghean mhic Cathain are the new Prince and Princess of Gleann Abhann.

Eirik Andersen's photos from Ealdormere Crown Tournament

Eirik Andersen has posted his photos from the recent Fall 2007 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

Dane Hunter Monthony born in Northshield

Viscount Aubrey Swyftwater has announced the birth of a son, Dane Hunter Monthony, to Lady Rosalia and himself in the Kingdom of Northshield.

November 22nd

Office warrior weapons

Just in time for the holidays: "High quality, durable, foam latex weapons. They look real and can deliver a sweet beat down!" (video)

Photos from Atenveldt's Champions' Tourney

Simon and Magdalen of the Kingdom of Atenveldt share photos from the Champions' Tourney which took place at Coronation on November 3-4, 2007 in the Phoenix, Arizona area.

Royal baby in Ealdormere

Their Royal Highnesses Rustique and Aaron of the Kingdom of Ealdormere are the proud parents of a baby boy.

Plimoth Plantation embroidery blog

A daily blog by members of the Plimoth Plantation's (Massachusetts) embroiders' guild shares notes and progress on a variety of early 17th century projects including the current one: an embroidered jacket.

Gilyan Clonmacnoise to be elevated to Pelican at Ansteorra Coronation

Jean Paul de Sens reports that THL Gilyan Clonmacnoise has been offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties of the kingdom of Ansteorra.

November 21st

Saxon remains found in Twyford

Workers on the site of a school in Twyford, England worried when they discovered human remains until it was determined that the skeletons belonged to 1,300-year-old Saxons.

Fan Haven community grows in Arizona desert

SCAdian and internationally-known filker Leslie Fish has purchased land in the Arizona desert for the purpose of creating a community for fans, Pagans and SCA members.

Ansteorran Crown Tourney results

The Ansteorran Kingdom Seneschal is reporting the results of today's Crown Tourney, fought following the failure of the prior Crown Prince & Princess, in the Barony of Bordermarch.

SCA Grand Council Nomination Announcement

Lord Wulfred Hansard of Richmond, Chairman of the Nominations Committee of the Grand Council of the SCA, Inc., announces that the Council is seeking applicants for the Council.

An academic reviews "Beowulf"

Tim Machan, professor of English at Marquette University, offers his thoughts on the latest version (2007) of Beowulf. He finds it "consistent to the original atmosphere that produced it."

November 20th

Roman tombstone found in Scotland

A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."

Society for Creative Anachronism Mission Statement

The Board of Directors has created a mission statement, business statement, and value statement for the Society for Creative Anachronism.

FBI Returns Stolen Maps to Spain

Earlier this year, a man named Cesar Gomez Rivero from Uruguay allegedly walked into the Biblioteca Nacional de España and swiped a series of maps from a 15th century edition of Geographia (one of four major treatises of Ptolemy, the Greek scholar who lived in Roman Egypt during the second century).

Holy Pail III photos online

Ysabel Bertrand has posted an album of photos from the recent Holy Pail III event in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Feast Menu and Recipe Archive created in Northshield

Ysabeau de La Rochelle from the Kingdom of Northshield reports that she is working with a team of developers to create an online Northshield Feast Menu and Recipe Archive.

November 19th

AEthelmearc's fencing community grows

Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey of the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael reports that a baby daughter was born to Don Ivan ap Myrddin and Doña Elisa inn Rau Hara November 3, 2007.

Roman theatre lives in the Colosseum

The Colosseum in Rome will be the site of a special exhibition of Roman theatre, hosting "statues, mosaics, painted vases and fragments of wall paintings depicting actors and their masks, dancing girls, musicians, acrobats and jugglers" in a display that will continue until February 17, 2008.

Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya to be elevated in Ealdormere

Valizan reports that Nadrah Bint Valizan al Garnatiyya was placed on vigil for elevation to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Trumbrand and Kaylah of Ealdormere.

Queen of Tarts in AEthelmearc

There will be a cooking competition at Kingdom 12th Night in Endless Hills. The subject? Historical tarts (not street walkers, but pies without a lid)!

More Drachenwald Fall 2007 Crown Tourney photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

November 18th

Medieval silkwork blog

Machteld and Isis have created a blog to share their research on medieval silk embroidery.