Archive - Oct 24, 2010 - Story

Scientists establish that Yersinia pestis caused Black Death in Europe

An international group of scientists has produced a new study establishing Yersinia pestis as "the etiologic agent of modern plague." The study is especially interested in the second pandemic or the "Black Death" which ravaged Europe from 1347 until 1750.

Siberian mystery

On an island in the middle of a remote lake in Siberia, not far from the Mongolian border, lies the fortress of Por-Bajin. Por-Bajin is an archaeological site that dates to the 8th or 9th century. Its walls enclose 7 acres (2.8 hectares), a maze of about 30 buildings.

Past Atenveldt A&S Competition photos online

Dame Hrefna karsefni reports that several albums of photos from past A&S competitions are now available to view online.

Two to be elevated to peerages in Atlantia

Baron Talorgen Hersir reports that, at Their Court at the War of the Wings V, Their Majesties of Atlantia placed two of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Peerage.