January 24th, 2014
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-01-24 16:26
Central Scotland's Antonine Wall has never enjoyed the reputation as a tourist destination that its southern cousin, Hadrian’s Wall, has had, but a new 5-year plan proposed by Historic Scotland may change that fact. The development plan provides a "framework" for conservation and promotion.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-01-23 13:17
On the Lochac list, Katherine Kerr reported that the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be offering a free, 10-week, online course entitled Shakespeare and his World.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-01-23 10:55
Duchess Siobhan reports that at the Coronation of Their Heirs Cecilia and Prothall, Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, offered elevation to the Order of Chivalry to Lord Atli från Viterheim.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-01-22 18:33
In 2012, Reg Mead and Richard Miles discovered a hoard of 70,000 Celtic coins in a field on the island of Jersey. Now a grant of UK£738,000 will allow the UK£10m treasure to remain on the island.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-01-22 14:55
Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at Queen's Rapier Champion, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed Don Bastiano di Iacopo on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-01-22 11:15
Police officer in Whitehall, New York - and member of the SCA - Randy Bevins is going to Mars, or at least he hopes so. Bevins was one of the 1,058 candidates chosen by Mars One, a Dutch non-profit, which plans to land a four-man crew on the planet in 2025. Bill Toscano of the Post Star has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-01-21 15:31
Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created two large albums of photos from Steppes 12th Night which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2014-01-21 11:08
As part of the East Kingdom Gazette’s ongoing “How to…” seriesLady Ose Silverhair shares her advice on preparing A&S project documentation.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-01-20 19:10
Archaeologists are endeavoring to puzzle out the significance of a mass grave discovered during renovation of Durham University's Palace Green library. Instead of defined burials, the remains of 18 individuals seem to have been "tipped" into the grave.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-01-20 17:52
Muirenn ingen Brain reports that Their Majesties of the Kingdom of the West have chosen to elevate Caoilinn Rose Maddox to the Order of the Pelican. The elevation took place January 4, 2014 at West Kingdom 12th Night Coronation.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-01-20 10:33
New studies using LiDAR (aerial laser scanning), electrofusion and magnetic prospection, soil analysis and other technologies have revealed new perspectives on six medieval sites in Poland: Chełm, Rękoraj, Rozprza, Stare Skoszewy, Szydłów and Żarnowo.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-01-20 01:45
The 5th century Byzantium Monastery of Stoudios in Istanbul, Turkey is scheduled to become a mosque after renovation concludes in 2014. The site will be renamed İmrahor İlyas Bey Mosque.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-01-19 01:20
Visitors to Spain's island of Menorca in July 2014 will receive a special treat when an historic re-enactment of the island’s invasion by Catalonian and Aragonese troops in the Middle Ages will take place in the capital's Plaza Conquesta.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-01-18 13:49
Unicorns have been a part of the known bestiary since Greek and Roman times. In his book, A Natural History of Unicorns, University of Nottingham geographer Chris Lavers looks at the history of the beast and human obsession with it.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-01-17 17:18
Archaeologists from the Cyprus Antiquities Department have unearthed the remains of a 7th century basilica the size of Westminster Abbey near the Royal Air Force Station of Akrotiri on Cyprus. Experts believe that the huge church was only used for 30 years.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-01-17 14:24
For the first time ever, the relics of St. Peter, discovered in the necropolis under St. Peter's Basilica in 1939, were displayed during mass, and prayed over by the Pope. The relices include nine pieces of bone. (photos)
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Fri, 2014-01-17 11:06
Mistress Alys Mackyntoich answered a Q&A for the East Kingdom Gazette that covers the process of registering names and devices in the East Kingdom.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-01-16 23:01
On his website, Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani has posted a number of his articles on Iranian and Persian armoring and swordsmithing. Most of the articles are available in English in PDF format.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-01-16 21:27
Lady Saehildr barngo'dhr reports that she has re-posted two surveys regarding teen participation in the SCA. The surveys will be open until January 22, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-01-15 22:10
It was the Army vs. the Army when members of the SCA chapter Stronghold of Hellsgate, in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, met in Carl Levin Park, Harker Heights,Texas in August 2013. Sgt. Samuel Northrup has the story for the 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-01-14 18:52
For eight years, a grubby, old pot sat in a basement in Rothbury, England. It was not until recently that builder Richard Mason, who found the pot on Lindisfarne, took a second look, discovering a hoard of gold and silver dating to the 16th century.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-01-14 15:27
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Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-01-14 07:55
Bridget Greywolf reports that she has created an album of photos from Drachenwald 2014 Winter Coronation which took place recently in Sweden. The photos are available on her public Facebook page.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2014-01-13 15:24
Researchers at Indiana University, leading an international collaborative team, have used the Unity 3D game engine to create an interactive digital model of Hadrian's Villa, a Roman ruin located near Tivoli, Italy, for research and educational purposes.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-01-13 12:48
THL Finn Grim, Court Reporter, has announced that Their Royal Majesties Ieuan and Gwyneth of the Kingdom of An Tir have offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects. The offers were made at Dragon’s Laire Yule.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-01-12 06:29
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Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Sat, 2014-01-11 15:06
It is with great sadness that the Gazette reports on the passing of Don Edmund the Lame.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-01-11 12:14
Hail to gentles from far and near…as Estrella War XXX approaches, Atenveldt warmly greets you, and bids you welcome here!
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-01-10 20:19
Leonardo Da Vinci had more projects than time, a fact illustrated by his notesbooks of inventions never built, but Polish pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki recently took on one challenging by constructing da Vinci's viola organista, an instrument which combines "the bowed sound of a viola (or cello) with a cabinet that resembles a baby grand piano." (video)
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Fri, 2014-01-10 17:03
So, you want to be the Pennsic Mayor? Bids for Pennsic 45 (2016) will be accepted until 1 May 2014.