Archive - Aug 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-21 12:08
In late July, members of the Shire of Eastwatch prepared for Pennsic 38 with a fighter practice/demo at the Fairport Harbor VFW Park. Erich Hiner of the News-Herald (Painesville, Ohio) has the story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-21 09:20
A group of medieval enthusiasts in Burgundy in France are building a castle using only medieval tools and techniques. An MP3 version of the radio story is available to download online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-20 08:32
The latest fashion look for the Spring/Summer 2010 season: Warrior Chic! Armored jeans feature shiny metal plates on the knees, shoulders and elbows.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-19 15:44
In late July, Chivalry Sports, well known supplier of clothing, armor, and weapons to the SCA and Renaissance Faire communities, closed the doors of its store in Tucson, Arizona for the last time. Phil Villarreal, reporter for the Arizona Daily Star, has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-19 11:23
Concealed for more than 100 years behind plaster, a mosaic angel dating to the 14th century has been revealed in the Hagia Sophia Museum in Istanbul.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-19 07:11
Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh has posted some wonderful photos taken at Pennsic XXXVIII including pictures of the procession and Opening Ceremonies, which, due to rain, took place in the Barn.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-18 15:40
From paintings, researchers know about the armor worn by Silla Dynasty cavalrymen, but now they will be able to study it first hand. The remains of a set of armor, dating from sometime between the fourth and sixth centuries, has been discovered in an ancient tomb in the Jjoksaem District of Hwango-dong, Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang. (photos, diagrams)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-18 11:20
"I have found quite a lot of treasure items over the years and have a few reference books so as soon as I scraped off the mud I knew it was a hawking bell," said metal detectorist Adam Staples last year when he discovered the 500-year-old bell in a Melbourne, England field. "It's a lovely object."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-08-18 06:57
THL Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh has posted an album of photos taken at Pennsic 38 featuring "Lifestyles of the Pennsic Rich and Famous." The album, available on Photobucket, offers a tour of the "stately homes" of a number of Pennsic attendees.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-17 16:51
Construction workers in Edinburgh, Scotland have discovered the site of a medieval graveyard at the junction of London Road and Elm Row. An archaeological team has been sent in to catalog and remove the remains.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-17 13:14
Aryanhwy of the Kingdom of Drachenwald reports that she has created an album of photos from Pennsic War XXXVIII. The photos are available on her Facebook page.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-17 09:06
Those interested in homebrewing may want to attend Brewfest at Cooper's Lake Campground August 21-23, 2009. The non-SCA event will be a gathering of homebrew enthusiasts to discuss their favorite hobby.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-08-16 16:11
Archaeologists have discovered a well-preserved cowshed dating to the 10th century on a farm near Keldudalur in Skagafjördur, Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-08-16 12:20
The discovery of the wrecks of five 3rd - 5th century Roman shipwrecks off the coast of the Italian island of Ventotene has excited the world of Roman-era research. "It is like an underwater museum," said one expert.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-15 20:16
Oklahoma couple Isabel Barton and Karl Ludoph (Charles Lydolph and Tracy Garner) enjoy "bringing history to life" in their local SCA group. Steve Biehn, staff writer for the Daily Ardmoreite (Ardmore, Oklahoma) interviewed them recently for a feature story. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-15 13:02
Obsessed with nuns? Looking for good research sources? Or just interested in a good read with ecclesiastical flair? The New Yorker Magaine's Book Bench looks at seven essential books about nuns.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-14 12:23
Edricus reports that he has created two albums of photos from recent events in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Both albums are on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-08-14 07:03
A team of Hungarian and Turkish experts has begun the search for the tomb of Suleiman I, the Lawgiver, who died in Hungary in 1566.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-08-13 18:10
Looking for ideas for a new appetizers? Try a recipe from the past - way past - with The Philosopher’s Kitchen: Recipes from Ancient Greece and Rome for the Modern Cook by Francine Segan.
Submitted by Miyake Nobuhiro on Thu, 2009-08-13 16:30
Miyake Nobuhiro reports that he has created several photo sets of the recent An Tir/West War.
Submitted by Pierre on Thu, 2009-08-13 11:03
A thirty-minute podcast from BBC Radio 4 features the story of the Winchester Troper, a seminal musical book created around 1030 CE in Winchester, England.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2009-08-12 12:47
Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, reports that volunteers are being sought to serve on a grant-writing committee for the SCA Inc.
Submitted by iaincaradoc on Wed, 2009-08-12 09:15
In Atenveldt, Master Yehudah of Nuremburg (mka Larry Baum) passed away on August 8 due to a heart attack. A memorial web page, with information about remembrance services upcoming in the next several days, has been created by friends and family.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-08-12 06:51
A Roman cavalry lance head may prove that the legends of King Arthur were inspired by Roman soldiers and sailors. The contos head, dating to the 3rd century, was discovered in Norfolk County, England.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2009-08-11 14:02
Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, reports that the SCA Inc. is seeking committee members and a chairperson for the SCA Census 2010 Committee.
Submitted by Guy_De_Dinan on Tue, 2009-08-11 11:16
A new web site provides searchable databases of the detailed service records of 250,000 medieval soldiers, including archers who served with Henry V at the Battle of Agincourt.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-10 11:36
A team of archaeologists, led by Professor Nikolay Ovcharov, has discovered the walls of what they believe is the the Monastery of the Bulgarian Patriarch in the 13th century in Veliko Tarnovo, the country's medieval capital.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-08-10 08:28
The ABC sitcom Better Off Ted, which focuses on regular guy who works for company with questionable ethics, combines Fight Club with a fictional living history group for an episode entitled "You Are the Boss of Me."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-08-09 08:11
Banbharun Siobhan has announced that there will be a Norse Life and Culture Seminar held april 10, 2010 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The event will feature a day of classes and lectures for those interested in Viking/Norse personas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-08-08 15:03
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva reports that she has posted photos and video from the recent Warriors and Warlords XVI in the Kingdom of Northshield.