Archive - Sep 2008 - Story

September 30th

Lakenheath dig reveals 450 Saxon graves

Over 400 graves dating to the Saxon period have been discovered at the site of a road project near the RAF facility Lakenheath in Suffolk, England.

Atlantia Coronation and Chalice V pictures online

Belphoebe shares photos from the recent Coronation of Jason and Gerhild in the Kingdom of Atlantia on her SmugMug website.

Community aids in discovery of Roman road

Over 40 members of the community recently helped to uncover a previously unknown section of Roman road near Minshull Vernon, England. The road would have connected Whitchurch to Middlewich.

September 29th

Eirik Andersen's 2008 Spring Crown Tourney Photos

THL Eirik Andersen has posted his photos of the 2008 Spring Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on his Two Ravens website.

Swords swing at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater

SCAdians from the Province of Mooneschadowe in Stillwater, Oklahoma recently took the day off to teach spectators about medieval combat during a demo on Library Lawn. Michael Bevers of The Daily O'Collegian shot photos for the online article.

Photos and video from Calontir's Metal and Glass Symposium online

THL Neathery of Safita has posted photos from the recent Glass and Metal Workers Symposium in the Barony of Three Rivers, Kingdom of Calontir. Lady Thora Sigurdsdottir adds a video of her own.

Rapier fighter runs for office in Napa, California

Opponents of 35-year-old single mom Amber Martin for a City Council seat may want to think twice. This lady puts on armor and fights with a rapier.

September 28th

Raglan Fair photos online

Melisende Fitzwalter has posted her photos from the recent Raglan Fair event in the kingdom of Drachenwald.

David may have feet of clay

Experts believe that Michelangelo's famous statue of David is at risk of falling over due to cracks in the ankles caused by poor quality marble. Engineers fear the statue could crumble in event of an earthquake.

Shava's photos from Autumn Rose

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares her photos and memories from the recent Autumn Rose event in the Kingdom of Northshield.

Eighth-century minaret discovered in Iran

A team of Iranian archaeologists has discovered an eighth-century minaret in the country's northeastern city of Damqan. The architectural remains are the oldest yet discovered from the Tarikkhaneh Mosque.

September 27th

Equestrian photos from Valor 2008

Doe ni Floinn has posted an album of equestrian photos from Valor 2008 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Viking shield found in Denmark

Archaeologists working on a Viking site 62 miles west of Copenhagen have discovered a 10th century shield. The wooden artifact is said to be well-preserved. (photo)

Now available - Gift Admission to Estrella War

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, reports that Gift Admissions for Estrella XV are now available.

Harvest End photos online

Lady Brenna MacDonald has posted an album of photos from the Gate's Edge Harvest End event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

September 26th

Russian archaeologists find Khazar capital

Archaeologists from Astrakhan State University believe they have discovered the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom in southern Russia. The Khazars were a semi-nomadic people who converted to Judaism between the 8th and 10th centuries.

Caid Crown Tourney photos online

Andre reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Caid.

Lifestyles of the rich and Roman

A new exhibit on life in a Roman villa is now open at the Complesso di San Nicolo in Ravenna, Italy. Titled Otium: The Art of Living in the Roman House of the Imperial Age, the exhibit includes frescos, mosaics and over 100 household items.

Rhonwen, Radegund newest Laurels of Midrealm

At the event Vikings Come Home, held in the Barony of Donnershafen (northern Michigan) in Pentamer, TRMs Lutr and Tessa were prepared to elevate one Laurel candidate and to set another on vigil.

September 25th

Sad farewell to Duke Morguhn Sheridan

AEthelmearc, the East Kingdom, and friends from other kingdoms are in sorrow at the passing of Duke Morguhn Sheridan, known modernly as John Charles Glenn, who has died after falling from a roof.

Great Western War XI Preview Gatebook now online

A preview copy of the Gatebook for Great Western War XI is now available to view online. More announcements on the War below.

Northshield Crown Combatants announced

Their Majesties Æsa Drottning and Kitadate-tenno of the Kingdom of Northshield have announced the list of consorts and combatants for Their upcoming Crown Tournament to be fought October 11, 2008 in the Shire of Midewinde.

German radio station to broadcast in Latin September 26, 2008

Berlin radio station Kiss FM plans to air its morning show entirely in Latin on September 26, 2008. The show will celebrate the European day of languages.

September 24th

Laurel Challenges Met

On Saturday the XX of September, A.S. XLIII, a Laurel's Challenge was held at the St. Festus Faire in the Barony of Dragonship Haven (Southern CT).

Red Scarf Project

The Red Scarf Project, sponsored by the Orphan Foundation of America, is taking donations of handmade knitted and crocheted red scarves to include in Valentine's Day care packages for foster youth.

Medieval road mapping project reveals 12th century tannery

A team of experts working on a project to map Norman and Saxon roads through central England failed to find them in Wallingford, but instead unearthed a 12th to 13th century tannery.

September 23rd

The First Knight of the Society has Passed Away

The First Knight of the Society, Sir Ardral Argo Ver Kaeysc, also known as David the Herald, and known in modern times at David Bradley, died in his sleep on Thursday, September 11, 2008.

Estrella War Armored Combat Marshallate Guidelines and Combat Conventions

Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, has posted the Estrella War Armored Combat Marshallate Guidelines and Combat Conventions online.

Elfsea Defender Cancelled

Their Excellencies Dire and Druinne, Baron and Baroness, Elfsea, and Morgarten, Elfsea Seneschal, have announced the cancellation of Elfsea Defender which would have taken place September 26-28, 2008.

Meridies 2008 Kingdom A&S photos online

Maysun, Meridies Kingdom A&S Officer, has posted an album of photos from the recent Kingdom A&S event on the Kingdom's A&S website.