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October 1st, 2003

Roman "Souvenir" of Hadrian's Wall Found

A 2nd century bronze pan, elaborately decorated with Celtic-style motifs and colored enamel, and engraved with the names of four forts at the western end of Hadrian's Wall, was found in the Staffordshire moorlands.

Exhibit Offers Deeper Look at Botticelli

AP: Sandro Botticelli, a Renaissance artist famous in his day for his quaint adherence to old-fashioned methods, is the focus of an exhibit at the Luxembourg Museum.

Nicolaa de Bracton Elevated to Pelican

Their Majesties of the Kingdom of Ealdormere have elevated Nicolaa de Bracton to the Order of the Pelican.

September 30th

Third Largest Roman Amphitheatre Found in Spain

A huge amphitheatre, built for gladitorial combat, has been discovered near Cordoba in southern Spain.

Board President Clarifies Waiver Policies

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has issued a policy clarification letter for liability waivers at SCA activities.

Need to Practice Your Latin? Try Dr. Seuss!

AP: "Virent Ova! Viret Perna!!" is the title given to the Latin version of "Green Eggs and Ham", the latest of three Dr. Seuss books translated by professors at the University of Kentucky (USA).

September 29th

New SCA Shire Forming in Israel

A new SCA shire has held its first meeting in Jerusalem, according to the Acting Seneschal, Reb Yehoshua.

Partial Decision Made on Victoria's Weapons Policy

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Lochac, has announced the latest ruling regarding weapons policy in the state of Victoria, Australia.

September 28th

Roman Marching Camp Discovered in Scotland

Press and Journal: The remains of a Roman marching camp as well as Stone Age artifacts dating back 6,000 years have been discovered in Scotland.

Columbus Mystery to be Solved?

For some time, researchers have wanted to test the DNA of remains in the tomb of Christopher Columbus. Now it looks like they will finally get their chance.

September 27th

Paris: the "Mecca of Medieval Knowledge"

Dame Aoife shares her research on medieval Paris in this selection of links.

Teachers Needed for Estrella War

Lady Camilla Hazelwood, Estrella War 2004 A&S Class Autocrat, is seeking instructors for A&S classes at the Estrella War.

Duct Tape Halloween

Celebrate Halloween with every SCAdian's favorite product: Duct Tape, by entering the Duct Tape Guys' Halloween Mask Contest.

September 26th

His Majesty Henri d'Artois Crowned in AEthelmearc

The Canton of Stelton Wald (Beaver, PA) hosted the Coronation of His Majesty Henri d'Artois September 20, 2003. View photos online.

"Warrior Queen" Buried in Lincolnshire Grave

Lincolnshire Echo: Mystery surrounds the grave of an Anglo-Saxon "warrior queen" discovered recently near Lincoln, England.

New Film Traces Life of Martin Luther

"Luther: Rebel, Genius, Liberator", a biography of Dr. Martin Luther, stars Joseph Fiennes in the title role and opens in theatres September 26.

Known World Costume and Rapier Event Approaches

The Known World Academy Costuming Symposium and Known World Academy of Rapier will be held October 17-19 in the Barony of Caerthe, Kingdom of the Outlands.

September 25th

Angus McClure and Duana New Heirs in Summits

The Principality of the Summits in An Tir held its Fall Coronet on September 20, 2003. The victor was Viscount Angus McClure.

Victoria & Albert Museum to Display Funeral Shield of Henry V

Gothic: Art for England 1400-1547, will be on display October 9, 2003 through January 18, 2004 at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Among the items exhibited will be the funeral shield of Henry V.

William Blackfox Award Nominations Announced

Honor of Restormel, Deputy Society Chronicler, has announced this year's nominations for the William Blackfox Awards.

Standards and Pinsils and Pennons, Oh My!

"Standards and Pinsils and Pennons, Oh My! A Cursory Glance at Medieval Flags and Banners" is a website devoted to the study of medieval armorial flags.

September 24th

"His Majesty likes it! And His Majesty would like some more!" Midrealm Drinking Champions Unplugged

Our recent photos of Midrealm Coronation included a humorous skit by His [Former] Majesty Pieter's Royal Drinking Champions. It turns out that there was more to the skit than met the eye!

Triple Grave a "Significant Anglo-Saxon Discovery"

This Is Lincolnshire: The discovery of three skeletons, dating to about 1,500 years ago, in a shallow grave in Lincolnshire has yielded some interesting artifacts and clues about Anglo-Saxon life.

September 23rd

New Exhibit on Medieval Manuscripts Opens at the Getty

"Transforming Tradition: Ancient Motifs in Medieval Manuscripts" will be on display at the Getty in Los Angeles from September 23 to November 30.

Baron Sean of the South Knighted at Tir Ysgithr 30 Year

Lady Ianuk Raventhourne, Seneschal of Tir Ysgithr, recounts the tale of a surprise Knighting at the Barony's 30 Year Anniversary celebration.

September 22nd

Middle Kingdom Hails Their Royal Majesties Alasdair and Gueni

The throne of the Middle Kingdom passed to a new royal couple on Saturday, September 20. Iustinos Tekton, publisher of SCAtoday.net, offers a report and an online photo album of the Coronation in the Barony of Cynnabar.

"Eternal Egypt" Opens at the Walters

"Eternal Egypt: Masterworks of Ancient Art from The British Museum" will be at the Walters Gallery of Art, in Baltimore, Maryland, from September 21, 2003, through January 18, 2004.

September 21st

Teen Reenactors and Historians Website

A new website for and about teen reenactors and historians is now online and soliciting input from interested teens.

Man's Best SCA Friends: Medieval Dogs

Dame Aoife shares her links for research on hound coursing and medieval dogs.

Oxford Museum Acquires Renaissance Phallic Plate [PG-13]

Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England has purchased a ceramic plate devised entirely of penises and bearing a bawdy inscription.