Archive - Apr 2010 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-30 18:24
What is being called "one of the biggest hoards" of 12th century silver coins has been found by metal dectorists near Knaresborough, England. The 178 coins date to the reign of Henry I. Meanwhile, in Gloucester, four pennies, of an unknown variety, have been found. (photo)
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-30 15:07
The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to digitize more than 100 medieval manuscripts from a wide range of European and Near East cultures.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-30 12:15
Ronald Emmerich, who directed such major films as 2012 and Independence Day, will take on a less earth-shaking project with his new project Anonymous. The film will investigate whether Edward de Vere was the real author of Shakespeare's plays.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-30 10:29
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Project Resource Coordinator.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-29 21:00
The Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) is seeking candidates for the position of Society Minister of Arts and Sciences (MOAS). The current Society MOAS steps down in October, 2010. In order to ensure a smooth transition, applications for the position of Society MOAS are now being accepted.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-29 11:42
When its last practioner died in 1958, the art of pole lathe bowl turning died with him, but now former forester Robin Wood has taken up the foot-powered lathe to revive the craft. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2010-04-29 08:01
The nations of Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro are working together to document monumental medieval tombstones known as "Stecci".
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 20:10
A team of scholars at Germany’s Berlin-Brandenberg Academy of Sciences is about to complete the first phase of the Corpus Coranicum, a 20 year project to create "a central repository of imagery, information, and analysis about the Muslim holy book."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 17:36
Years of exposure to weather and thick-growing ivy nearly brought about an end to Suffolk, England's Mettingham Castle until a grant of UK£290,565 from English Heritage saved the structure.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 15:17
Master Phillip the Facetious, Seneschal for the Kingdom of the East, reports that he has posted the names of the combatants and their consorts for the upcoming Spring 2010 Crown Tournament on his Senescal's Website.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-28 13:03
THLord Stefan li Rous offers updates to Stefan's Florilegium for April 2010.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-27 21:43
Rhianna has created an album of photos from the recent Coronation of Ostwald and Kaye in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-27 18:03
A team of scientists, who have studied tree rings and medieval wooden architectural materials to determine the climate of the late Middle Ages, report that wet summers were a contributing factor to the disaster of the Black Death in the 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-27 11:08
Dona Illadore de Bedegrayne reports that artisans from the Kingdom of AEthelmearc recently offered gifts from their hands to replace regalia lost when a trailer was stolen in the Kingdom of Ansteorra and the Barony of Namron.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-04-27 07:54
The original version of the game Final Fantasy is now available with a Latin patch that translates most of the game dialogue. They do say the best way to learn a language is by using it!
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 18:04
This summer, twenty students from the University of Regensburg in Germany are foregoing their usual pizza and computers in favor of Roman gladiator training.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 15:29
BBC Technology correspondent Mark Ward reports that a new search engine has been created to help historians find useful sources.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 11:10
Experts have now credited co-authorship of the play Double Falsehood to William Shakespeare and another dramatist, John Fletcher. The play was originally discovered nearly 300 years ago.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-26 07:28
Giacomo Falcone of the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann reports that he has posted seven videos from the recent Gulf Wars XIX on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 17:52
Looking for a just the right fabric for a special project but can't find what you need? Spoonflower Fabrics will create a fabric from your design.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 14:26
Cateline la broderesse reports that she has created an album of photos from the recent Mudthaw event in the Kingdom of the East.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 11:37
The concept of a museum to view art and antiquities was unknown until 16th century Venice when wealthy families designed buildings to showcase Roman statuary. Now the Palazzo Grimani, one of the pioneering museums of the city, has restored and reopened to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-25 07:45
1200 years ago, Arab ships sailed the Indian Ocean. Now, centuries later, the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of a 9th century ship, built in Oman as a gift to Singapore, sails again. Her 10-day journey is chonicled in photos by the BBC.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-24 20:03
The discovery of a grave dating to the 13th or 14th century may provide a link to a medieval settlement that existed at West Fenwick, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-24 16:37
A 16th century silver crucifix depicting Christ flanked by the Virgin Mary and John the Evangelist, discovered in 2009 in Yanworth, England, has been declared treasure. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-24 12:23
The Mains of Estrella War XXVII are happy and proud to announce the staff for next year's Estrella.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-24 08:18
Pennsic XXXIX University Chancellor Catherine Aimee Le Moyne reminds Pennsic attendees that an inportant date for instructors is rapidly approaching.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 19:44
The discovery of green tea leaves in Chinese tombs may prove that infused tea was being served as far back as the 12th century, instead of only in modern times, as previously believed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 16:21
Lord Valdis of Gotland, organizer of the Pennsic Memorial Runestone Project, reports on the status of the project and the need for additional resouces.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 12:08
On Sunday April 25, 2010, the National Geographic Channel will repeat Lost Gold of the Dark Ages, a program on the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard, the amazing golden treasure found recently in the English Midlands.