Archive - Oct 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 20:42
Two Scottish pirates, executed in Aberdeen in 1597, were the subject of the recent Scottish Archaeology Month. The stories of Robert Laird and John Jackson were to be told as part of the re-enactment Tales from the Tolbooth.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 18:30
Experts believe they may have identified the earliest depiction of a watch in a painting. The timepiece is featured in the 450-year-old portrait of Cosimo I de Medici, Duke of Florence.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-31 11:10
Lady Brenna MacDonald and Caelin on Andrede have posted albums of photos from the recent Three Queens event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 19:46
A joint team of Syrian and Japanese archaeologists have discovered the graves of children dating to the 6th century in the ancient city of Palmyra. A wealthy city along the caravan route, Palmyra was known as the Bride of the Desert.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 18:10
A newly-discovered section of China's Great Wall shows that the structure was actually at least 11 kilometers longer than previously believed. The new section was found in the northeastern Jilin province.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-30 07:38
Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the basement of ”Drakulya House,” owned by Vlad III Tepes, more commonly known as Dracula, in the Hungarian city of Pécs, but authorities plan to fill in the excavation for preservation purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 21:19
Metal detectorists at a rally in South Oxfordshire have discovered a 6th century Saxon grave yielding a skull and a garnet brooch belonging to some of "high status."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 18:37
Reasons given for the study of Latin over the year have ranged from "better understanding of English" to "looks good on a resume," but a new reason, according to Globe and Mail arts columnist Warren Clements, might be "to keep up with all the amusing Latin books that have been pouring forth for the past 60 years."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 15:23
Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent 2009 Barons Howe event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 11:19
What makes a modern American want to be a medieval jouster? NPR correspondent Jacki Lyden traveled to the Maryland Renaissance Festival to find out for a story that ran October 3, 2009 on NPR's Weekend Edition.(audio and photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-29 07:51
Duke Frederick of Holland of the West Kingdom shares his portable firepit design, which has been "approved for use at any site which permits the use of hibachis by the West Kingdom Fire Marshall." The online tutorial includes instructions with diagrams.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 21:02
The recent discovery of over 1500 Anglo-Saxon artifacts near Staffordshire, England is having an amazing impact - and not just on the archaeological community. Thousands of everyday citizens are lining up to get a look at the 7th to 8th century treasure, and displaying a new curiosity about their Anglo-Saxon heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 18:06
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares her photos, video and memories from the October 3, 2009 Middle Kingdom 40th Anniversary celebration and Coronation of Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 15:29
Artist and SCA member Andrea Masse-Tognetti (Meredith the Maskmaker) joined Martha Stewart on October 7, 2009 to demonstrate how to make a leather unicorn mask.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 12:04
HBO has acquired the rights to produce a fantasy series based on George R.R. Martin's A Song of Fire & Ice books. The first films, A Game of Thrones is scheduled to film in late October 2009 in Northern Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-28 09:15
Skirmish Magazine, a British publication dedicated to providing information to the living history community, accepts submissions for articles "on historical re-enactment and living history from around the world, covering all historical periods."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 17:53
On October 7, 2009, General Sir Richard Dannatt was installed as the 159th Constable of the Tower of London. Sir Richard's Installation ceremony is available to view on the Historical Royal Palaces website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 15:20
Henry VIII was known for his love of spectacular jousts. Now visitors to the Hampton Court website can share in his favorite pastime by playing Joust for Henry VIII.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 11:49
Ursus of Anglesey reports that he has posted an album of photos from the Pennsic XXXVIII Known World Chivalry Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-27 08:00
Hebrew? Persian? Pirate Speak? Now Latin is the latest translation to be added to Facebook's Translations application.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-26 14:43
On the West Kingdom list, it was reported that Leohtulf of the Silver Hills defeated Loy Schiemann der Klein in the finals of the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of the Mists. Leohtulf was inspired by Gillian Trenowyth. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-26 11:16
Hrólfr has posted a report from Gwen on Legio Draconis that Sir Thomas Blackmoore defeated Sir Mordan Peresenchenev in the final round of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. Thomas was inspired byu Elisenda.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-26 08:30
Their Royal Majesties Vladimir and Kalisa of the Kingdom of Atlantia have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 19:12
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, shares photos from the recent 30th Anniversary celebration in the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr on the Northshield Gallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 16:02
Sullivan Gym is a place for students of the University of Southern Maine to lift weights, play basketball, or sometimes practice medieval warfare through a program offered by the Blade Society, a student-run organization affiliated with the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Joel Neill of the Free Press has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 11:49
The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art has acquired a rare 13th-14th century tea jar "widely revered as an icon of Japanese tea culture." The jar, originally made in China, has been used to store tea for over five centuries. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-25 08:18
Cathryn of Chester has created an album of photos from the Vikings Come Home event which took place September 9, 2009 in the Barony of Donnershafen (Kalaseum, Kalkaska, MI). The album is posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 18:29
It's quiet in the Louvre at night... too quiet. What does Mona Lisa -- she of the enigmatic smile -- do to pass the time? Piffie the Puffin has the answer.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 15:08
Have you ever wanted to learn to wrap a great kilt? Or... do you have a G.I. Joe action figure in need of Scottish garb? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, you'll want to visit the Fabrics of Time and Space website for a tutorial.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-24 12:31
The website and discussion forum, Empire of Medieval Pursuits, offers opportunities for those interested in the Middle Ages to share their interests in the "realities, myths, and legends of the Ancient to Medieval world."