Archive - Feb 20, 2009 - Story

Love letters in the 12th century

Karin Larsdatter provides advice for the lovelorn in a translation on her Medieval Material Culture Blog. The entry looks at a 12th century handbook of letter writing recently discovered at the Biblioteca Capitolare di Verona.

German penny brings 34,000 Euros

A tiny silver penny, minted in the time of King Pippin III of the Franks, was recently sold at auction for EU€34,000.

Ianuk shares photos from Atenveldt events

Posadnitsa Ianuk has posted several albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

America's oldest free library may close

Out of our time period, but a sad commentary on the financial crisis in the United States: Delaware County's Darby Free Library (Pennsylvania) is one of eleven libraries destined to close their doors due to lack of funding. The library "is believed to be the oldest continuously operating public library in America."