Archive - Feb 2008 - Story

February 20th

Ancient Roman lighthouse discovered

Turkish archaeologists found a 2,000 year old lighthouse at the ancient Roman port of Patara. Built in the time of the Emperor Nero, it may be the oldest such structure that remains intact.

Cynaguan Investiture photos online

Lady Aine DeLacey reports that photos from the recent Investiture in the Principality of Cynagua (Kingdom of the West) are now available to view online.

Druid Grave Unearthed in U.K.?

Archaeologists excavating a series of 1st century graves in Colchester, England think one of them may belong to a Druid.

February 19th

Renaissance dance weekend in England

Renaissance Footnotes will hold a weekend-long, Italian Renaissance dance workshop November 29-30, 2008 at Hurst Village Hall near Reading, England.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna Exhibits "Treasures from the national Palace Museum, Taiwan"

Soon a new exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna: Treasures from the national Palace Museum, Taiwan begins at February 26, 2008 and runs until May 13, 2008.

Mongol Invasion equestrian photos online

Eowyth Eorwine has posted an album of photos from the Mongol Invasion event in the Kingdom of Calontir on the Lionskin Photo Galleries website.

"Magna Carta and the World of King John" at Penn State

The Magna Carta will be the focus of this year's Medieval Conference at Pennsylvania State University March 28-29, 2008. The conference will "examine various groups and institutions of that society, in attempt to fill in the background of the Great Charter: the world of King John, and additional sessions will deal with teaching about Magna Carta and its time period.

February 18th

Multidisciplinary Medieval Studies Center opens

The University of St Andrews in Scotland is opening a new interdisciplinary center for Medieval Studies that is one of the largest such centers.

Photos of Outlands events online

Geillis ui Siridein shares photos from two recent events in the Kingdom of the Outlands: Citadel's 12th Night and St Golias War Practice.

New regulations may limit use of black powder weapons

A plan to regulate antique firearms in New York City may have repercussions for re-enactors and museums who use black powder weapons. If passed, owners of these weapons would be required to submit to the same licensing rules as for other firearms.

Photos from AEthelmearc's Heralds and Scribes

An album of photos of the recent Heralds & Scribes event taken by Lord Eoghan Rurikson has been posted on the Flickr website. The event took place January 26, 2008 in the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle.

February 17th

Tvorimir Danilov elevated to Pelican in An Tir

Lord Sebastian ffraser, Seneschal the Shire of Wyewood, reports that reports that Their Majesties Cedric and Elizabeth, of the Kingdom of An Tir have elevated Tvorimir Danilov to the Order of the Pelican.

Alfred The Great exhibit opens at the Winchester Discovery Centre

The Gallery, Winchester Discovery Centre presents Alfred the Great: Warfare, Wealth + Wisdom 2 February - 27 April 2008.

Outlands videos online

Geillis reports that she has uploaded videos from two events in the Kingdom of the Outlands on YouTube.

"Forbidden Shoes" in Toronto

On Tuesday April 1, 2008 from 6:00-7:00 pm, the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Ontario will present Forbidden Shoes: Fear and Footwear in Renaissance Italy, a lecture by Professor Maria Giuseppina Muzzarelli of the University of Bologna, Italy.

February 16th

New warrior in Northshield

Lady Svanna Thorsteinsdottir has announced the birth of Kjell Rex to Lady Astrid and Lord Þórbjörn hausakljúfr Hálfdanarson of the Shire of Midwinde in Northshield.

Viking sites proposed for UNESCO Heritage Sites

Several Viking Age sites around the Baltic Sea have been proposed as UNESCO Heritage Sites. The locations include Haithabu, a village in Germany, and the Dannevirke, a series of earthen walls.

Mardi Gras in Fayetteville!

Mark Morley, Paul Byers, Elaine Conway, Todd Lewis, and Betty Graham of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism posed for the camera of Tony Macklin of the Fayetteville (Arkansas) Free Weekly during Mardi Gras festivities.

Calontir scroll blank photos online

Carres has posted photos from the Kingdom of Calontir's recent Blank Scroll Competition.

February 15th

Medieval documents help locate Roman fort

Archaeologists working on the excavation of a Roman fort near Calstock in Cornwall credit references to silver smelting in medieval documents for helping to locate the site.

Shava's view of Hromnice Day

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos from Hromnice Day in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Meridies and Gleann Abhann to host A & S Faire at Gulf Wars XVII

Once again the Kingdoms of Gleann Abhann and Meridies are pleased to host the Gulf Wars Open Arts and Science Faire. This event is opened to artisans of all skill levels from the Knowne World. That's right - artisans from any Kingdom.

Shimmy!

Fit TV has a new fitness program featuring bellydance as a way to trim and tone. The program is hosted by Kim Pechet, "a belly dance instructor and fitness professional."

February 14th

Stefan's Florilegium updates for February 2008

THLord Stefan li Rous has posted updates to Stefan's Florilegium for February 2008.

Princeton acquires Sarmas Collection

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has acquired the Sarmas Collection of coins from 13th-14th century Greece. The 800-coin collection will "help researchers deepen their knowledge about a period of Middle Age history that has been little understood by scholars."

Known World Players announce auditions for Pennsic 37's "Medea" production

THL Tyzes Sofia (called Zsof) has announced that audition times have been set for the Known World Players' production of Medea which will take place at Pennsic XXXVII.

Historic Lochac photos online

Gwynfor Lwyd reports that he has uploaded over 200 historic photos from the Kingdom of Lochac onto his Flickr website.

February 13th

SCA Position Opening - Corporate Treasurer

The Board of Directors is accepting applications for the position of Corporate Treasurer. This is a part-time, paid position, which requires approximately 5-10 hours per week except when finalizing the yearly budget.

Berlin slightly older than previously thought

An archaeological dig in downtown Berlin has uncovered evidence that the German capital is at least 45 years older than had previously been established.

West Kingdom 12th Night photos

Viviana Viviani has posted photos from the Kingdom of the West's 12th Night celebration on the Flickr website.