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July 19th, 2003
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-19 09:20
Archaeologist Clemens Reichel, project coordinator of the Diyala Project of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, will discuss the artifacts presumed lost from the National Museum of Iraq and explain what they tell us about Mesopotamian civilizations at a lecture on the evening of August 7 in Washington, DC.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-19 07:15
National Geographic: The new animated "Sinbad" movie may delight children but it is not a delight to those familiar with "The Arabian Nights."
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2003-07-18 20:58
KLBC News: On Monday, July 21, the local news in Laughlin, Nevada / Bullhead City, Arizona (USA) will carry a feature story on the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 19:38
Geomancy, a medieval Islamic form of divination, pops up in literature such as the Knight's Tale and Troilus and Criseyde. A website by Elizabeth Bennett of Princeton offers tips and a program on how to understand the process.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 19:33
On Saturday, September 14, the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program will present an all-day seminar on the art and architecture of Venice from the 14th through the 18th centuries.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 16:39
"Michelangelo to Vasari: Drawing the Figure in Renaissance Florence" runs from July 15 to October 19 at the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-18 16:38
AP: Original documents revealing the often turbulent lives of William Shakespeare's colorful contemporaries are on display at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London from July 11 through October 12.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 14:14
Her Ladyship Leonora of the Willows, who served as Mistress of the List, reports on the recent Rose Tourney and gathering of the hounds.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-18 14:13
The European Museum Guide, an online resource, lists the latest exhibits and news from museums all over the continent.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2003-07-18 14:12
At Res Textillia, hosted by Shire Storm in Trimaris, over US$300.00 was raised to help out Baron Koppel KSCA, OP.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-17 19:54
A British Brewer has introduced a new product: ice cream that tastes like Newcastle Brown Ale.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-07-17 19:53
Colonel Jenna, goddess of Calontir's Soup Kitchen, needs volunteers for the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Kottr on Wed, 2003-07-16 21:44
Sword Maiden.com is a web site devoted to teaching fighters about combat in the SCA; some of these fighters happen to be women. They have been working hard to write new articles and have accomplished just that!
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2003-07-16 21:41
The Discovery Channel offers a web-based Flash presentation, with voice-overs and music, about the Black Death.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-16 13:32
Gentlefolk associated with assisting Baron Koppel, a distinguished SCAdian who has run into modern-world problems recently, have provided updates with some good news about his situation.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2003-07-15 21:33
AP: British researchers say that they have found a recipe for lasagna that dates back to the 1300s, before Italian chefs began making the dish.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-07-15 21:30
Janet Backhouse, former curator of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library, will deliver a lecture related to the "A Taste for Flanders: Manuscript Illumination and the English Elite" at the Harold M. Williams Auditorium of the Getty Center in Los Angeles on July 24 at 7:00 PM.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2003-07-15 21:30
British police charged two men with manslaughter Tuesday following the death of an Oxford University student who was flung from a giant catapult.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-15 21:25
"Simonetta da Ravenna," a short story by SCAdian writer Agilmar von Sevelingen with illustrations by Lady Bridget, is now available for download online.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-07-15 17:03
The Czech Republic will return 34 Hebrew manuscripts, some dating back to the 13th century, to the Jewish Theologic Seminary in Wroclaw, Poland.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-15 17:02
Dame Arwen Lioncourt invites all the citizens of An Tir to meet the Peers of the Realm at the Coronation of Their Highnesses Gunnarr and Gabrielle July 18, 2003 in Blatha An Oir.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-15 17:00
Of the 24 new sites added to UNESCO's list of heritage sites, several date to medieval times.
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2003-07-15 03:04
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Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-07-14 14:51
The Discovery Channel's "Moments In Time" series will feature an episode on the Plague, "Curse of the Rat," in which archaeologists will discuss the Black Death and bubonic plague, and raises the question as to whether an early form of bioterrorism might have been responsible for the spread of the disease.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-07-14 14:50
Dignitaries from Arab and Muslim countries were present for the opening of the new Great Mosque of Granada, the first mosque built in Spain since King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Muslims in 1492.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2003-07-13 08:15
An Allied bombing in 1944 destroyed a collection of around 2,000 medieval books and parchments, some dating back to the 12th century. Multispectral imaging may reveal text on some of the badly burned manuscripts, many of which were unpublished.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-07-13 05:30
The British Navy's faster access to Portsmouth Harbor will endanger the wreck site of the Mary Rose.
Submitted by Aoife on Sat, 2003-07-12 17:05
(OK, it got your attention!) This week Dame Aoife offers research information for websites on Medieval Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-12 15:20
DragonHame.com, the "sacred home of the dragons" offers yet another personality quiz. This time you are invited to find your hidden dragon.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-12 10:15
The Scotsman: Letizia Treves, a specialist in the Old Master paintings department at Sotheby's, investigated a small copper panel that was brought for an auction, and believes it to be a lost work by Carracci.