Archive - Apr 2010 - Story
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 09:25
Author Ethan Gilsdorf has produced a new book entitled Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks: An Epic Quest for Reality Among Role Players, Online Gamers, and Other Dwellers of Imaginary Realms, which looks at the role-playing and fantasy culture, including the SCA. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-23 06:15
The discovery of an early medieval church and graves dating to the 5th-12th centuries, has temporarily stopped construction of a subway line in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 19:36
Dame Fianna reports that Edward of Yarbourgh was elevated to the Order of the Pelican by Their Majesties Boru and Deirdre of the Kingdom of Meridies.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 15:08
The Wish You were Here Pics website hosts aerial photos of events, including some from the recent Gulf Wars XIX.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 11:58
Historians have long debated the motives and actions of the medieval crusaders who took the Holy Land by force in the 11th century. New York Times reviewer Eric Ormsby has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2010-04-22 08:10
Author James Shapiro, whose 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, delighted the literary world, has a new book, this time investigating whether the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon actually wrote his plays. Robert McCrum of The Observer has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 23:01
Microscopes, X-rays and CAT scans have, so far, been used to identify a recent discovery of a Saxon object from an archaeological dig at The Meads in Kent, with no results. The circular silver, bronze and wooden disk is believed to be a mount, but no one is sure. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 19:53
Restoration experts using ultra-violet technology have rediscovered details of 14th wall paintings by the Italian master Giotto in the Peruzzi Chapel at the Santa Croce Church in Florence, Italy. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 16:39
Mistress Francesca di Pavia reports that a vigil will be held for the Honourable Lord Furukusu Tatsujirou Masahide, who will be elevated to the Order of the Laurel at the Investiture of the next Baron and Baroness of Caerthe.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2010-04-21 13:42
Walkers along Hadrian's Wall are being urged to respect the ancient structure and help to protect it.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2010-04-21 10:06
Dragos reports that he has created an album of photos from Ice Dragon 2010, which took place recently in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Picasaweb.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-20 18:12
In 1545, the Mary Rose sank during the Battle of the Solent. Trapped inside the carpenter's cabin was a dog, probably kept to catch rats. Now the skeleton of the animal, nicknamed "Hatch," is on display at the Mary Rose Museum at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-20 14:49
Google has signed an agreement to digitize one million books, written before 1868, from libraries in Rome and Florence. The books will be free on Google Books.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2010-04-20 10:16
New geochemical research by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada shows that Norse settlers in 9th century Greenland and Iceland faced enormous challenges. The study followed temperature changes through analysis of mollusk shells.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2010-04-20 07:30
Who were the first European settlers to come to Iceland? Were they truly Ingólfur Arnarson his wife Hallgerdur Fródadóttir, as told in Íslendingabók (Book of Icelanders)?
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-19 17:24
For the children of Bangor, Maine, the Middle Ages came to life recently as members of the Shire of Endewearde (East Kingdom) created a magical, medieval world at the Maine Discovery Museum. Reporter Meg Haskell, of the Bangor Daily News, spoke with both re-enactors and their mesmerized guests. (photo & video)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-19 13:46
Workers constructing a gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea between Russia and Germany have discovered a graveyard of a dozen shipwrecked vessels, some dating to the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2010-04-19 10:57
"What good does it do the reader to know that before battle the Romans often consulted a pullarius, a chicken-feeding augur? Such texts say nothing about modern life, critics say....But that's precisely the point."
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2010-04-19 07:34
Geillis reports that she has created an album of photos from the Spring 2010 Crown Tournament which took place recently in the Kingdom of the Outlands. The photos are posted on her Flickr website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-18 19:31
In the spirit of the successful TV series The Tudors, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht will take on the Arthurian legend. The 10-episode Camelot is scheduled to premiere in early 2011.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-18 16:19
It was reported on the Kingdom list that Their Majesties Owen and Genevria of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have recently offered elevation to three of Their subjects.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-18 12:27
Vatican researcher Sabrina Sforza Galitzia believes that Leonardo da Vinci worked out a code predicting the world to end on November 1, 4006.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2010-04-18 08:00
Fausta reports that she has created an album of photos from the Gyldenholt/Calafia Friendship Tournament 2010. The event took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2010-04-17 22:39
In the village of Maaloula, Syria, the ancient language Aramaic is still spoken but endangered.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-17 17:21
Gisela Neried reports that on March 19, 2010, after the Gulf Wars Field Battle, His Majesty Vladimir of Atlantia offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to the Honorable Lord Kieran Hunter.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2010-04-17 13:07
Rachael Zavala and Hirsch report that Marc d'Arindel, inspired by Patricia, was the winner of the recent Coronet in the Principality of the Mists in the West Kingdom. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-16 16:01
Leslie Luther-Fulton reports that the site of the April 17, 2010 SCA Board of Directors meeting has been changed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-16 15:22
Several photographers report that they have created albums of photos from the St Urho's Tourney event which took place recently in the Kingdom of Atlantia.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2010-04-16 11:16
At Tell Zeidan in Syria, a few hours' drive from Aleppo, archaeologists believe they will find rich discoveries about the culture that flourished there before the first cities appeared further south.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2010-04-16 07:39
On his blog, Tattúínárdœla saga, Norse scholar Jackson Crawford discusses the "complicated textual tradition that lies behind George Lucas’s “Star Wars,” which few outside the scholarly community realize is a modern rendition of an old Germanic legend of a fatal conflict between a father and his treacherous son."