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August 10th, 2013
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-10 21:02
The Lincolnshire County Council is sponsoring the restoration of Lincoln Castle in England. So far, archaeologists have found the remains of the Norman foundations of the castle and a previously-unknown Anglo-Saxon church. They expect to reach the Roman era soon in which they expect to find a Roman townhouse.
Submitted by SleepyUnicorn on Sat, 2013-08-10 15:20
This year the Pennsic A&S Display had more than 120 entrants displaying a wide range of work. There are 206 pictures of the Pennsic A&S Display up on the Photobucket pages of the organizer, Mistress Rowena ni Dhonnchaidh.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-09 18:02
A 2012 entry on the Staffordshire Hoard blog takes an "up close and personal" look at the use of glass in the gold artifacts of the Hoard. While the majority of gemstones in the objects have been identified as garnets, a number of the colored, transparent inlays are glass. The article includes a number of photos.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-09 12:31
Matthaeus Schwarz was a 16th century accountant - but an accountant with fashion sense. For over 40 years, the Augsburg, Germany resident commissioned watercolor paintings of himself, documenting his wardrobe and accessories, and revealing as much about his personality and ambition as his clothing choices. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-08 17:45
Experts renovating an ancient Buddhist temple in Lhasa, Tibet have discovered a number of murals dating to the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279). "This discovery is crucial for us to reconstruct the way of life of that period. We will do our best to restore the murals to their original state,they will no doubt become a national level artefact," said Chen Zujun. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-08 14:41
On her blog Living the History, Elizabeth Chadwick looks at lighting in the Middle Ages, from firelight to candles to lanterns. The article includes illustrations and sources.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-08 10:50
Miami New Times reporter Kyle Swenson took the opportunity to hang out "with about 500 Trimarians in ornate medieval tunics" over Memorial Day to see what medieval re-enactment was all about. What did he find? "It's about honor." The feature-length article includes photos. PG-13
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-08-07 16:53
Experts from the Vatican are excited by a pumpkin patch - one that was part of a Benedictine monastery surrounding the Basilica of St Paul’s outside the Walls.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-08-07 12:30
“It promotes honor, courtesy, generosity — a lot of things that are kind of missing in today’s society,” said Asgar Rolfson (Dan Haley) of Sarasota Springs, New York, about his sons' participation with him in the Society for Creative Anachronism. Meg Hagerty of the Post Star spoke with Lord Asgar for a Father's Day article.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-08-07 00:33
The time between when the Romans left Britain and the medieval period began has usually been considered a dark age lacking in civilization, but a new archaeological discovery in Caernarfon, Wales may help to fill in the gaps.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-08-06 18:24
A chance stroll through a Welsh woods has led to the discovery of a long-lost medieval artifact. A rare 9th or 10th century inscribed stone was spotted by archaeologists Nikki Vousden and Roderick Bale in a stream near St Sulien’s Church in Silian, Wales. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-08-06 15:53
A team of workers laying electrical cable through the village of Salme on the island of Saaremaa in Estonia were stunned to stumble across a early Viking era ship burial containing the remains of warriors and their possessions. More extraordinary was the discovery of a second, larger ship a mere 30m (98ft) from the other.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-08-06 12:18
Ariel has announced the latest Quest for Tournaments Illuminated: "SCA: Family Matters." Guest editor will be Guest Editor Erin Alderson, (Aldgytha of Ashwood.)
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2013-08-06 09:36
Contestants in this year's Youth Archery Championship at Pennsic War competed for bronze pins, chocolate, and honor. The Pennsic Independent has the feature story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-05 15:08
A recent "Academic Minute" from WAMC, Northeast Public Radio, features Dr. Elizabeth Greene of Western University in London, Canada, on the topic of Roman shoes, and what they can tell us about the lives of people in Roman Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2013-08-05 11:30
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from the Summer 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2013-08-05 09:59
The now famous car park in Leicester, England has revealed another interesting find - a stone coffin containing another lead coffin. This is the same site where Richard III's remains were found in 2012.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-08-04 16:31
A YouTube video features woodturner Mostopher Dnouch plying the centuries-old trade of woodturning on a bow lathe in a market in Marrakech.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Sun, 2013-08-04 13:07
Sir Tanaka Raiko, who on Wednesday was named as the 17th Tyger of the East, generously shared with East Kingdom Gazette readers his memories of his induction into the order.
Submitted by Justin on Sun, 2013-08-04 10:04
The Pennsic Independent has an update on the passing of Lady AEvia of Nordengal, who was found dead this week after having gone missing July 24.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-03 22:12
There are two camps in England when it comes to who would be the best patron saint, St Edmund or St George, and both are being promoted in a surprising way: Facebook. While George has been the preferred saint since Richard the Lionheart, Edmund is gaining support.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-03 14:19
In a video on YouTube, Prager University discusses the "Dark Ages" and dispells some of the myths about the time. The video is presented by Providence College Professor of English, Anthony Esolen.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-08-03 10:27
Duchess Angharad Banadaspus Drakenhefd reports that Their Majesties UlfR and Caoimhe, of the Kingdom of AnTir, have offered elevation to Duke Thorin Njalsson to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-02 17:48
Saraichik, a medieval trade center of the Golden Horde in Kazakhstan, has withstood the Mongols, the Turks, and the Cossacks, but now the ancient trade city faces a worse fate: Mother Nature. The few buildings left at the site have been ravished by floods from the Ural River and beaten by storms.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-02 12:14
The site of Roman forts, a prison, a court, an execution site and the Pendle Witches Trial, Lancaster Castle now has a new role to play: tourist attraction. For the first time in 900 years, the castle will be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-08-02 07:57
In 2011, English metal detector enthusiast Tont Burke found a treasure in a Survey field with the discovery of a copper 12th Century seal matrix of Stone Priory, bearing the image of the Virgin and Child. Now, fully restored, the seal is returning to St Michael and St Wulfad's church in Stone. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-01 17:13
After the Romans left Britain in the 5th century, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes moved in, bringing their culture and architecture to the country. The recent discovery of what is believed to be an Anglo-Saxon royal feasting hall in the Kent, England village of Lyminge is shining a new light on the 7th century in England. Jason Urbanus of Archaeology has a feature story. (aerial photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-01 13:40
In 1889, a librarian at the University of Bologna in Italy made a terrible mistake. He dated and labeled a scroll to the 17th century, but recent tests have placed the document in the 12th century, making it "the oldest complete text of the Torah known to exist." (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2013-08-01 08:36
Throughout time, children have struggled to learn to write the alphabet. On its blog Collation, the Folger Library presents examples of not only 16th and 17th century writing manuals, but actual copy books of English children. One can almost see the clenched teeth of concentration in their work.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-07-31 16:22
In 1957, when it was proposed, cataloging the thousands of “oriental” manuscripts scattered throughout Germany seemed an almost impossible feat, but the mammoth project may come to a successful end in 2022 if all goes well.