Archive - Sep 26, 2010 - Story

Two added to the Calontir Rolls of Chivalry

Sir Reimond of Ipstones reports that two new Knights have been created by Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Calontir.

Terracotta finial may give insight into medieval London

A tiny fragment of the grandeur that was medieval London has been discovered on the bank of the Thames. A medieval terracotta roof finial, in the shape of an animal, dating to the 13th century, was found by an amateur archaeologist.

Alexander Hamstzhelm knighted at Pennsic XXXIX

Viscountess Astrid of the Yellow Rose reports that Their Majesties Tom and Sigrid of the Kingdom of Northshield have invited Alexander Hamstzhelm into the Order of the Chivalry.

Middle Ages: "the default historical playground"

The great interest in medieval themes by the public has led academics to create a new educational organization: The Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages, which was formed during the International Congress on Medieval Studies to address how the general public views the historical period.

Archaeologists study remains at 16th century Icelandic hospital

For the past nine years, archaeologists have been excavating what they believe is Iceland's oldest hospital, dating to the early 16th century. The building, located near Skriduklaustur in east Iceland, was part of a monastery.