Archive - Dec 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-11 17:59
Master Gottfried von Koln, Lead Autocrat-Gulf Wars XIX, has announced that registration is now open for Gulf Wars XIX
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-11 14:05
Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos from the Fall 2009 Crown Tournament which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-11 10:30
Historians believe they have evidence of same-sex marriage in late antiquity and early Middle Ages. One piece of evidence is a monastic icon depicting the marriage of two male saints with Jesus officiating. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-10 17:31
Author Gabriele Campbell has created The Lost Fort, a blog designed to discuss historical fiction, especially of the medieval era. One page is devoted to the discussion of using trebuchets in historical fiction.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-10 13:52
Northshield Kingdom Chronicler Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and video from Bardic Madness, an event which took place recently in the Shire of Eastwatch, Barony of the Cleftlands in the Midrealm.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-10 09:32
Leonardo da Vinci’s Workshop, an exhibit at Discovery Times Square Exposition in New York City, brings the wonders of da Vinci's genius to life in the form of mechanical objects and interactive displays from the minds of Milan’s Leonardo3, “an innovative research center and media company” devoted to the scientist.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-09 19:37
Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov plans to demonstrate the grandeur of the medieval palace of Tsar Simeon I The Great (893-927 AD) by creating a 1:10 replica (i.e. ten times smaller) of the palace, complete with "the latest light and cinema technology."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-09 14:15
"It was a scene more reminiscent of Europe in the Middle Ages - but the middle ages were never this much fun." writes reporter Sarah Moore of the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-08 18:26
Archaeologists believe they have found Shangra-La in the form of Himalayan caves holding wall paintings, illuminations and 15th century religious texts. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-08 14:33
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has posted an album of photos from Bordermarch 2009 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-12-08 11:46
Traditionally, the grave of Mongol leader Genghis Khan, who died in 1227, was kept secret to keep enemies from desecrating it, and for years archaeologists have sought to find it. Now a new expedition hopes to discover a veritable "Mongolian Valley of the Kings."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-07 21:48
Archaeologist Jacqui Wood is not afraid go back to the basics with her cooking. The author of Tasting the Past: Recipes from the Stone Age to the Present, Wood cooks in the style of the Romans and the Celts.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-07 19:49
David Caldwell of the National Museum of Scotland does not believe the recognized theory that the famous Chessmen of Lewis belonged to a merchant passing through Scotland. Caldwell thinks the owner was a noble who lived in the area, and that the pieces may not have been "chessmen" at all.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-12-07 08:08
Lady Racaire of the Kingdom of Drachenwald once again offers several albums of research photos taken at European museums.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-06 19:20
Nerissa reports that Robert of Canterbury has been elevated to the order of the Pelican at the Fall 2009 Kingdom University in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-06 15:18
Metal detectorist John Lyon was thrilled to find a hoard of 44 coins dating to the 13th century in a farmyard near Pinchbeck, Wales, but the real discovery may be the source of the coins: a 13th century "well-built house" with a possible ecclesiastical connection.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-12-06 09:58
The history of medieval medicine in Ireland got a major boost with the discovery of a previously unknown medieval church and graveyard in Ballyhanna, County Donegal. Among the surprises was evidence of successful brain surgery performed around the year 800.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-05 18:43
Nearly 2,000 years after construction, the overflow from the Roman bath in Bath, England is going to be inspected. Archaeologists are excited at the prospect of discovering what Roman - and subsequent generations - threw down the drain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-05 14:17
Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a 3rd century Roman townhouse beneath the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, England. "It's quite unexpected," said archaeologist James Holman.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-12-05 09:04
In 15th century Italy, a young nobleman finds himself betrayed by a rival family, and seeks vengeance against his enemies. The plot of an engaging new film or novel? No, it's the storyline for Assassin's Creed II, Ubisoft's top-selling video game set in the Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-04 18:39
Her Grace Duchess Mary-Grace of Gatland, Gulf Wars 19 Master Schedule Coordinator & Deputy Autocrat, has announced that the master schedule for Gulf Wars 19 is close to being finalized.
Submitted by media_office_fo... on Fri, 2009-12-04 16:22
Dame Katharine of Cate Hall of the Estrella War XXVI Media Office offers the latest announcements pertaining to the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-04 12:45
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from 100 Minutes War which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-12-04 09:25
Author and software designer Tom Wujec takes a step back in time to discuss the medieval astrolabe. The video and transcript of the discussion is available on the TED website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-03 23:13
Volume 53 of Medieval Archaeology: Journal of the Society for Medieval Archaeology has been released by Maney Publishing. The academic journal specializes in the medieval archaeology of Britain and Ireland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-03 13:18
A team of archaeologists from the Institut national des recherches archaeologiques has discovered the fortifications of medieval Paris.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-12-03 09:17
In an article for the Chow website, Lessley Anderson and Roxanne Webbe review 10 Meads You Should Try. The American meads range from peucts produced in Portland, Maine to Anchorage, Alaska.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2009-12-02 20:01
Ysabeau of Prague of the Barony of Bryn Gwlad in the Kingdom of Ansteorra reports that a trailer containing SCA property belonging to the Kingdom and Barony was stolen December 1, 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-02 18:53
Those longing for the romance of Arthurian times may want to check out J. W. Waterhouse: Garden of Enchantment, an exhibition of the artist's work at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts through February 7, 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-12-02 15:01
In the 1640s, followers of Oliver Cromwell vandalized Canterbury Cathedral, especially stained glass windows overlooking the tomb of Edward, Prince of Wales, known as the Black Prince. The decay continues to this day, causing concern to those charged with maintaining the cathedral.