Archive - Dec 2008 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-12 10:15
Paganus Grimlove reports that a trailer containing SCA gear, tents and merchant gear owned by Lady Mercy of the Healing Hands was stolen recently in Ontario, California.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 22:20
The Viking Society for Northern Research has digitized most of its back issues of publication beginning in 1895 and made them available for free on its wensite.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 19:38
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, would remind all attendees of the upcoming War that a number of deadlines are fast approaching.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 15:02
At Their Court November 15, 2008 at Have Fun Storming the Castle in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen elevated THLady Gabrielle d'Auvergne to the Order of the Laurel.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 11:53
A bronze-plated, elaborately-decorated chariot dating to the 2nd century was found recently at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria. Experts believe the vehicle was buried as part of the belongings of a wealthy Thracian aristocrat.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-11 08:31
Their Highnesses Andreas and EikBrandr of the East and Middle Kingdoms have issued an announcement pertaining to Pennsic War 38 which will take place July 24 – August 9, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-10 18:15
A UK£50,000 reward is being offered for the return of a collection of rare Scottish coins, some dating to the 12th century, stolen in June 2007 from the home of Lord and Lady Stewartby at Broughton, Scotland. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-10 15:41
Scientists believe they have found the skeleton of the 16th century Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. The identification was made using DNA from hair retrieved from the astronomer's books. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-12-10 11:58
A 1500-year-old "Sleeping Buddha" statue has been found buried in Afghanistan near the site of the tragic destruction of two other statues seven years ago by Taliban extremists. The latest 62-foot long Buddha was found by a French-Afghan team.
Submitted by Ragnrhildr Frey... on Wed, 2008-12-10 08:39
A claim has been made that the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne, Australia) has the only known formal portrait of Lucrezia Borgia in existence.
Submitted by Glynis of the Inn on Tue, 2008-12-09 15:25
Tracey Duncan of the Barony of Windmasters' Hill in Atlantia, asks help from the SCA community to locate her 17-year-old daughter Tiffany Marie Duncan, who left home in Raleigh, NC, on Saturday, December 6, 2008. Fracey has posted a website with a photo of Tiffany. We are now advised Tiffany has been located.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-09 12:38
A major reconstruction project for a section of Hadrian's Wall has begun at Great Chesters, near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. The project will spend UK£200,000 to repair an 800m section of the wall.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2008-12-09 09:17
Broom has published an album of photos from the recent St. Eligius A&S event held in the Barony Dragonship Haven (King of AEthelemarc). Featured are the wonderful A&S projects showcased during the event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-08 18:21
Workers laying a sewer pipeline near Penrith, England have discovered the remains of a "remarkable" Roman settlement complete with cobbled streets and timber houses. The village may have been part of the local fort and used for housing soldiers' families.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-08 15:52
Lady Brenna MacDonald has uploaded an album of photos from the recent Autumn Melees in Ansteorra's Bordermarch (BAM).
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-08 11:38
Ceara ní Néill has found online documentation covering the history of barding for horses during the Middle Ages. The document, in PDF format, also offers patterns.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2008-12-08 08:45
Twelve graves dating from between the 14th and 16th centuries are shedding new light on a Georgian monastery, established in the 12th century in the island of Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-07 21:46
A new study presents the theory that Henry VIII's flagship the Mary Rose was sunk by a French cannonball, a fact that was covered up to save the image of the English Navy.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-07 20:35
Cassair reports that she has created an album of photos from War of the Roses, the recent Birthday event in Dun Carraig. The event took place in the kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2008-12-07 09:16
Adam Ingram reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Feast of the Unicorn event in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2008-12-06 23:20
SCAtoday.net has upgraded to a new version of the Drupal content management system and migrated to a later-generation server. As a consequence, some features of the site have changed slightly.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-06 19:36
Keradwc an Cai has posted an album of photos from the recent Queen's Champion event in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by lilli on Sat, 2008-12-06 14:17
A new exhibit at Manhattan's Palitz Gallery, sponsored by Syracuse University, showcases works by the Renaissance Master Michaelangelo Buonarotti.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2008-12-06 10:08
Rose Marian reports that Master Edward of Effingham (OL for period Japanese research) was a consultant on Warriors, a BBC program involving Japanese history. The six-part docudrama airs Sundays at 10:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 14:19
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos taken by Lady Pyro at the recent Fall 2008 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra on his Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 11:26
Sewer construction near Penrith in northern England has uncovered a Roman settlement a mere meter beneath the soil. The project has also unearthed several medieval buildings, including a rare Grubenhauser. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 11:05
The discovery of a simple mosaic floor beneath Temple Mount's Aksa Mosque has led archaeologists to speculate that the Mosque may have superceded a Byzantine church, but other experts disagree.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-12-05 10:40
Dissatisfied with the appearance of your hall at your last event? Pay a visit to the website of Sabine du Boubonnais of the Kingdom of Lochac and view one of the most amazing transformations of a common event site ever!
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 18:15
The Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, formed 700 years ago to "upkeep the standards of glove-making in the City" has gone modern with an online catalogue of its collection.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-12-04 14:22
Geillis reports that she has uploaded photos from the recent Coronation in the Kingdom of the Outlands to her Flickr website. She has also added an album from the Kingdom's War Practice.