Archive - Aug 29, 2008 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 15:44
In his book The Invention of Scotland, the late historian Hugh Trevor-Roper takes on established Scottish traditions such as the tartan and the kilt, calling them "about as authentic as Disneyland." Adam Kirsch of the New York Sun reviews the book.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 12:30
Archaeologists in Opolye, Suzdal, Finland have uncovered an ancient burial ground dating to the 3rd-4th centuries. Thus far, they have discovered 11 tombs shedding light on early burial customs.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 07:59
Selene Colfox reports that Count Sven Orfhendur, inspired by Countess Kolfinna Kottr, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2008-08-29 04:25
On a street in Strasbourg, France in the summer of 1518, a woman began a fervent 6-day dance that led to a month-long dancing frenzy by more than 400 people. Modern scholars are still undecided about what caused the "Dancing Plague."