Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-18 07:15
If William Shakespeare had had a Facebook or MySpace account, what might it have looked like? Mike McPhaden thinks he knows with Wm. Shakespeare's Five and Twenty Random Things Abovt Me. (PG-13 for language)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-17 15:44
Did you know that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England has a website? Indeed She does, and one where you may enjoy a virtual tour of Windsor Castle, walk through the gardens at Buckingham Palace, or the gallery of royal paintings.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-17 12:17
Grainne of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has posted her album of photos from the recent Estrella War XXV on Photobucket.
Submitted by ianuk on Tue, 2009-03-17 08:08
One of the categories for the XXV Estrella War Arts and Sciences Competition was that of A Silver Based Entry. The winning entry was A 10th Century Viking Hoard entered by HE Ivan Petrovich, OL, KSCA; HE Ianuk Raventhourne, OL and Sir Steffan von Hessen, KSCA.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 18:02
After months of restoration, a sketch, thought to be an early self portrait of Leonard da Vinci, has been discovered. The drawing was found was covered by handwriting. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 14:51
Ianuk from the Kingdom of Atenveldt has posted albums of photos from the recent Estrella War XXV on her Kodakgallery website.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 11:33
Douglas Fletcher of Flint, England has a fancy French metal detector which emits a differently-pitched sound for different metals. This, along with a musician's sense of pitch, allowed him to discover a silver ring dating to the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-03-16 07:40
Pan Zygmunt Nadratowski of the Middle Kingdom has announced that he has begun a project to post video of past Crown Tournaments in order to help preserve the history of the Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-15 20:10
Adriana has posted a collection of videos shot at the recent Estrella War XXV on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-15 16:49
Archaeologists from Bulgaria and Great Britain are joining efforts to begin research in the area of the lower Danube River, concentrating on the 5th through 7th centuries. The goal of the project is to study "changes in lifestyle and social life in the transitional period from antiquity to the Middle Ages."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-15 13:05
Archaeologists in Kent, England have found the remains of a young girl buried in unconsecrated ground beneath a holly tree. They believe that the girl, whose head had been removed and buried beside the body, had been a criminal or accused of witchcraft.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-03-15 10:15
Godfrey von Rheinfels reports that a Big Picture Pool for Estrella War XXV has been created on Flickr. He encourages those with Flickr accounts who took photos at the War to contribute.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-14 17:20
Dame Anita de Challis, SCA Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXV, sends Her thanks to those who contributed their efforts during the recent War.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-14 13:25
An exhibit honoring the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first astronomical observations will include 250 objects from the scientist's life. Included will be Galileo's right, middle finger, displayed in a crystal jar.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-03-14 10:53
Jerusha reports that she has posted photos from the recent Midwinter A&S event in the Kingdom of Meridies on her Facebook website.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-13 17:36
Historians have long debated the cause of the collapse of the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia. Now, through the study of tree rings, they believe that the city was brought low by a massive drought.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-13 14:21
Baron Kainin, Known World Handbook Editor-in-Chief and Deputy to the President, SCA, Inc., requests the submission of articles to be included in the new edition of the book.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-13 10:50
Kuria Aurelia Chrysanthina Dalassene, Emergency Deputy to the Kingdom Minister of Arts & Sciences for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, shares an album of photos of the Artisans' Showcase at Estrella War XXV.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-03-13 07:30
SCA member Nan Hawthorn has used battle images of La Compagnie du Frankland in a short video promoting her new historical novel An Involuntary King: A Tale of Anglo Saxon England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-12 20:35
A new exhibit of Iranian art dating to the 16th and 17th centuries is now open at the British Museum in London. Shah 'Abba's The Remaking of Iran will run through June 2009.
Submitted by AEschwynne on Thu, 2009-03-12 17:21
Archaeologists excavating medieval mass graves in Venice have uncovered a woman buried with a brick in her mouth to stop her chewing on her bloody burial shroud after death, a practice believed at that time to spread the plague.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-03-12 15:19
Hrothgar and Amba, from the Kingdom of Calontir, share photos from the recent Estrella War XXV.
Submitted by Elinor Strangewayes on Thu, 2009-03-12 12:45
The City Archives building in Cologne, Germany collapsed unexpectedly on March 3, 2009. Six stories of archival storage were destroyed, including documents dating from the 10th century and the minutes of Cologne town council meetings recorded in an unbroken line back to 1376.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-11 18:30
Dame Katharine of Cate Hall reports that her photographically-inclined brother Weldon A. Rogers has posted albums from Estrella XXV, as well as from XXIII and XXIV, on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-11 11:13
A full-color atlas of the SCA Known World is now available to purchase from Gurgling Gargoyle Games. The atlas was created by cartographer and geologist Guy Comstock.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-03-11 08:28
Thousands of medieval manuscripts have been digitized over the past few years, but according to researchers they are buried in hundreds of search engine hits on the Internet.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-10 19:12
Writer, chef, and cooking school owner Susan Herrmann Loomis suspects that spirits may inhabit one room of her 12th century house in Louviers, a small Norman town north of Paris. Ronert P. Walzer of the New York Times looks at Loomis' renovation of the labyrinthan house into a home and cooking school.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-10 16:09
A Wikipedia entry chronicles a collection of Anglo-Saxon beads found in a cemetery in Sarr in the mid-19th century. The site includes a large drawing of the various beads.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-10 13:25
Eryk Jadaszewski reports that an Husaria Tour of Poland will take place August 11 - 24, 2009, and will include "participation in the Vivat Vasa event held annually at the 800 year old Gniew Castle."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-03-10 08:00
A recent photo contest by Amateur Photographer magazine called for camera buffs to capture the "Essence of Stonehenge." (photo)