Archive - Nov 2010 - Story

November 4th

Baron Tarkatai knighted in Ealdormere

Percival and Christiana report that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ealdormere offered admittance to the order of Chivalry to Baron Tarkatai Bahadur.

Northshield Fall 2010 Crown Tourney photos online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, reports on the recent Crown Tournament, and shares photos from the day. Photos were taken by Shava, Petrus and Kateryn.

November 3rd

Medieval graves found in Siberia

Siberian archeologists are working to excavate a medieval cemetery, dating to the 11th century, near the River Angara in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia. Over 10,000 items such as jewelry, pottery and tools have been found.

Welsh students hope to find medieval Whitelands

Teacher Karl James Langford and his students are on a quest: to find the lost medieval village of Whitelands near Porthkerry in Wales.

Photos from Tir Mara Fall 2010 Championships online

Lady Sileas ni Dhomhnaill reports that she has posted an album of photos from the recent Rattan and A&S Championships in the Principality of Tir Mara, Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

November 2nd

Metropolitan Museum to host treasures of Khubilai Khan

New York's Metropolitan Museum will offer visitors a glimpse of the delights of 13th century China when it plays host to The Legend of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty, an exhibit of "lavish costumes, stunning paintings and priceless jewels."

Reading grave may hold medieval nun

Archaeologists working on a site next to Reading Minster in England have uncovered what they believe is the grave of a medieval nun, possibly dating to Saxon times.

Great Western War and West Kingdom Crown Tourney photos online

Esmeralda of the Lakes reports that she has posted several albums of photos from Great Western War 2010 and from Fall 2010 West Kingdom Crown Tournament.

TV show gives boost to declining castle

"Downton Abbey", a hit British TV series about the lives of a noble family on the eve of WWI, is having an effect far beyond television ratings. The show is set at the real-life Highclere Castle in Berkshire, England. The castle is deteriorating and it need of costly repairs.

November 1st

Drachenwald autumn 2010 Crown Tournament photos online

Arianwen ferch Arthur reports that she has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Drachenwald's Fall 2010 Crown Tourney. The event took place October 9, 2010 in Galway, Ireland.

Photographer E.F. Kitchen discusses the SCA for museum exhibit

Photographer and author E.F. Kitchen, who recently released Suburban Knights: A Return to the Middle Ages, has been chosen as the third artist to exhibit at the newly formed Central California Museum of Art. She spoke to reporter Joe Johnston of the San Luis Obispo Tribune.

Get "medieval" on your Sims!

SCA fans of the Sims video game will want to take a look at the preview of The Sims: Medieval, the newest version of the beloved series to be released Spring 2011 for the PC/Mac. (video)