Archive - Aug 2008 - Story

August 3rd

Games played role in the Viking afterlife

A team of Swedish and English archaeologists have excavated a 9th century Viking ship burial which has shed new light on the life and beliefs of the pre-Christian Norse.

August 2nd

Drachenwald Summer 2008 Coronation photos online

Racaire reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Summer 2008 Coronation.

Records of the Parliaments of Scotland to 1707 online

A fully-searchable database chronicling the proceedings of the Scottish Parliaments from 1235 up to 1707 is now available online.

ACCEPS is live for GWW Gate Pre-Registration

The staff at Great Western War are happy to announce that ACCEPS is now live and available for pre-registration for the event.

Stierbach's Tenth Birthday Photos

Alan has posted photos from the recent Tenth Anniversary event in the Barony of Stierbach (Kingdom of Atlantia) on his Flickr account.

August 1st

London research photos online

Racaire has posted a number of albums of photos taken at museums during her recent visit to London.

Mojo cursed in ancient Cyprus

A 7th century curse inscribed on a tablet has been found by archaeologists working near Limassol, Cyprus. The inscription curses the sexual prowess of men and may be linked to the island's pagan past. PG-13.

Was King Arthur French?

King Arthur might have been French. Heresy? Not according to the organizers of "King Arthur: A Legend in the Making," a medievalists' conference at Rennes University. Many of the Arthurian tales are set in Brittany in the north of France.