Archive - 2009 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 21:36
When construction workers for Istanbul's overwhelmed subway system opened up a tunnel running under the Bosphorus Strait, they expected to begin a process to relieve the traffic congestion. Instead, they uncovered the lost Byzantine port of Theodosius, complete with "an ancient armada: 34 Byzantine ships ranging from dating between the 7th and 11th centuries AD."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 19:15
The 5th century skeleton of a man, discovered in 1972 in Gloucester, England, has been identified as a Goth, originating from east of the Danube River. Experts feel that the man was most likely a Roman soldier.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-20 18:05
Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield's Kingdom Chronicler, reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Fall 2009 Crown Tournament. The album has been posted on the Northshield Gallery.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 17:23
Cateline la broderesse shares photos from Riverwar, which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The event saw the elevation of Mistress Jehannine de Flandres Janine and Master Ryan Mac Faoitigh (Ryan McWhyte) to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 14:38
Nestled between the Rhône and the Saône rivers in east-central France, the city of Lyon offers visitors 2,000 years of history. Tourists are encouraged to visit by Andrea Bolitho in a recent blog forFrance Today.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-19 10:12
Eirik Andersen reports that he has created an album of photos taken by Lia de Thornegge from the 2009 Drachenwald Fall Crown Tourney and posted it on the Two Ravens website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-18 15:50
A team of archaeologists from Mainz University have discovered what they believe is a 3rd century Roman settlement near Wiesbaden, Germany. The site was found during excavations for a new US$133 million Army Corps of Engineers housing project.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-18 12:15
William Short, SCA member and author of the book Viking Weapons and Combat Techniques, will speak at the Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, NY, on, October 29, 2009. The presentation will include a discussion of Viking fighting techniques and weapons.
Submitted by Heirusalem on Sat, 2009-10-17 21:55
Sir Radagaisus (Rutgur) Vidigoia Balthi has proven victorious in the Middle Kingdom Fall Crown Tournament. Prince Radagaisus fought for the honor of his lady, Baroness Ceinwen ferch Elidir O'Denbigh.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-17 13:26
Adeliz reports that Tom Tinntinnabulum, inspired by Sigrid de la Mare, was the winner of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2009-10-17 09:09
Legio Draconis has posted the list of combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the East.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-16 18:05
Count Sir Balin of Tor, who has appeared on Spike TV's Deadliest Warrior program, has announced that producers are seeking "warriors who can portray and demonstrate the techniques of the historical warriors" portrayed on the program.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-16 14:30
Nigel and Adrielle, King and Queen of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, have announced the list of Their combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Crown Tournament. The list has been published on Legio Draconis.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-16 11:42
Lady Odindisa Bragisdottir reports that Thorvaldr, inspired by Fiona, was the winner of the October 10, 2009 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2009-10-16 08:03
Longtime SCA member Jay Noyes, a 40-year-old self-described "farmer from Missouri," had a dream. He wanted to bring the medieval combat he remembered from his days in the SCA to Japan, where he moved in 1991. To accomplish this, he created Avalon, a medieval history group, and started Castle Tintagel, a school for western martial arts in Tokyo. Edan Corkill of the Japan Times has the story.(photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-15 17:31
Hilla Hamasdohtor has posted an album of photos from the October 3, 2009 Coronation of Dag and AnneMarie in the Kingdom of the Middle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-15 14:04
Archaeologists working at the site of a medieval church, part of the fortress of Perperikon in Bulgaria, have discovered a bronze cross bearing remains dating to the 5th-7th centuries C.E. "These are broken and decayed bones, most definitely of a saint," Professor Ovcharov said.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-15 10:35
Thomas Willoughby of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, loaned his camera to a new fighter of his acquaintance who was attending his first event, Slay the Hydra, with the instruction, "take a picture of ANYTHING that he found interesting." The results can be seen in an album of photos posted on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2009-10-15 07:47
Richard, from the Kingdom of Lochac, reports that two classic fencing manuals are now available for study. A new translation by Ken Mondschein of Camillo Agrippa's manual of 1553, the earliest Italian rapier text, is available for purchase, while the English translation of Ettenhard's manual from 1675 can be read online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 18:27
Yves de Fortanier, Clerk of Precedence for the Kingdom of Meridies, reports that at Their recent Coronation, Their Majesties Boru and Deirdre elevated Viscountess Gwynna Emrys to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 15:10
The St. Albans Psalter, one of the world's best examples of manuscripts from the Romanesque period, is a cherished possession of the the Dombibliothek Hildesheim in Hildesheim, Germany. The removal of its binding has enabled the Dom-Museum Hildesheim to display individual leaves from the book in a special exhibit which will run December 9, 2009 until January 24, 2010. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 12:56
An annual festival dating to the 13th century is considered the Mogolian "Olympics." The event features the "manly sports" — horse racing, wrestling and archery. Louisa Lim of NPR has the story. (audio)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2009-10-14 09:59
Gleann Abhann Historian Baroness Barbara Sterling reports that she has posted an album of photos from the Slay the Hydra event which took place September 26, 2009 in Vogelburg.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-13 13:40
Julie O'Grady has created a video highlighting events at the recent Sands Point Medieval Fair hosted by the Kingdom of Acre (Medieval Scenarios and Recreations, Ltd.). The video is available on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2009-10-13 10:54
The recent Coronation of William II and Onora II was not without incident as Their Majesties' retinue was overcome with a fit of zombie-ism. The frightening event was chronicled by Kingdom Historian Baroness Barbara Sterling in a missive to Baroness Morgana of the Mists.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-12 19:15
In 1864, the Imperal Library of Russia acquired the "collection of ancient Kufic Qur'ans on parchment bought from Mme Desnoyer, heiress of Arabist Marcel who was among the members of the learned French expedition to Egypt equipped by Bonapart," a magnificent set of about 2000 parchment leaves in Arabic, illuminated in full color and gold.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-12 16:33
Hrefna has created an album of photos from the recent 40th Anniversary event in the Barony of Atenveldt. The photos have been posted in PhotoBucket. Godfrey von Rheinfels has also posted a video from the event as well as an album on Flickr.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2009-10-12 13:20
West Kingdom herald Caoilinn Rose Maddox gives a "herald's point of view" of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. The Tourney was won by Sir Uther Schiemann der Hunt, inspired by Kára Báreksdóttir, who received a romantic proposal. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-11 17:50
Visitors to the town of Sittingbourne, England have a rare opportunity to watch the processing of artifacts from an Anglo-Saxon burial site. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2009-10-11 12:24
Mathurin reports that several new Jubilee performances have been added to the CalonSound project website.