Archive - May 2011 - Story

May 3rd

Roman mausoleum found under garbarge dump

Police clearing out an illegal garbage dump near Naples, Italy have found a 2,000 year old mausoleum buried under tons of garbage. Once the entrance was cleared, police found carved marble and other decorations.

Minimus brings Latin education to school kids

For the last five years, a little mouse has been responsible for bringing Latin back to English schoolrooms. Minimus: Starting out in Latin, by Barbara Bell, is the story of a rodent living in the home of a Roman family in Vindolanda.

May 2nd

Exhumation of Mona Lisa planned

"We can put an end to a centuries-old dispute and also understand Leonardo's relations to his models," said art historian Silvano Vinceti, who plans to exhume the body of Lisa Gherardini, believed to have been the model for da Vinci's famous painting.

SCA Member Services office acts to protect memberships for tornado-affected areas

Leslie Luther-Fulton, Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, has announced that the SCA's Member Services office will suspend memberships for residents of those affected by the recent tornadoes in the southern U.S., to protect those members from expired memberships during the crisis.

Uilliam Mac an Tsaoir and Constance Glyn Dŵr to become Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands

Let it be known that May 1st, A.S. XLVI within the noble and grand kingdom of Aethelmearc, in the fair and just Barony-Marche of the Debatable Land, Uilliam Mac an Tsaoir and Constance Glyn Dŵr were chosen to become the seventh Baron and Baroness.

May 1st

Tallis Scholars bring medieval Spain to New York

The vocal music of medieval Spain was showcased recently when the Tallis Scholars performed Tomás Luis de Victoria's works at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin. Karsten Moran of The New York Times has a review.

Mass grave at Bedlam discovered

Archaeologists working at the site of London's latest Crossrail project have discovered a mass grave of hundreds of skeletons. The grave is at the location of St Bethlehem hospital, the first facility for mental patients. (video & photos)

Otto and Katherine new Palatine Baron and Baroness of the Far West

Abe Akirakeiko reports that the new Baron and Baroness of the Palatine Barony of the Far West have been chosen.