Archive

November 28th, 2004

Haaretz: Acre Burial Site Proves to be Roman

A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.

Calontir Soup Kitchen Packs for Estrella War

Baroness Bel, the Calontir Soup Kitchen Coordinator, has announced that the Soup Kitchen will travel to the Estrella War.

First Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana

Dame Katharine of Cate Hall, the Aten Signet, presents her recounting of the first Royal Court of Their Majesties Phelan and Mariana of Atenveldt.

November 27th

Exhibit on letter-writing in the Renaissance opens at the Folger

"Letterwriting in Renaissance England," on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, through April 2, 2005 traces the evolution of Renaissance letter-writing.

Evening Star: Roman Brewery Timbers Displayed in Ipswich

Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.

Novosti: 4,000-Year-Old "Stonehenge" Discovered in Russia

A 4,000-year-old megalithic structure has been discovered in central Russia.

November 26th

800-Year-Old Carlisle Mystery Solved

Archaeologists have long wondered what medieval Carlisle, England looked like, and now, with the discovery of a 12th century bronze factory, they are closer to knowing.

Intensive fishing was an ancient practice

New analyses of remains at archaeological sites suggest that over-fishing in and near England became prevalent around AD 1000.

Duccio painting acquired by the Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has purchased the Stroganoff Madonna, the last known painting by Duccio di Buoninsegna still in private hands.

Exhibit seeks to identify the Master of the Embroidered Foliage

"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.

November 25th

Legendary Atlantis Found?

American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.

London's Raphael Exhibit Garners Praise

Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times reviews the much-praised Raphael exhibit now showing at the National Gallery in London.

Anglo-Spanish Ties in Tudor Period - New Shipwreck Provides Clues

An Elizabethan trading ship, recently found in the Thames estuary may have been headed on a secret trading mission to Spain.

Kazinform: 13th-14th Century Village Discovered in Kazakhstan

Researchers are excited by the discovery of a 13th-14th century town on the dry bottom of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan.

November 24th

Instructors Needed for Gulf Wars XIV

It is time to send out the call for teachers and instructors for Classes at Gulf Wars XIV.

Pictures from Ealdormere Kingdom A&S Online at TwoRavens

Lord Alexander Gladstone's excellent pictures of Ealdormere's Kingdom A&S event showcase many of the acheivements of that day.

About: "Alexander's" Props and Costumes Fanatically Authentic

Out of SCA time period, but still interesting, is an article on the costumes of sets of Oliver Stone's Alexander.

New Photos from Pennsic XXXIII Online

Alexander Gladstone has posted additional photos from Pennsic XXXIII on the Two Ravens website.

November 23rd

"Treasures of York" Spotlights Gems of Collection

The York Archaeological Trust highlights 150 artifacts from its collection of over 500,000 objects in the Treatures of York.

Fencers Compete for Princess' Sleeve in Northshield

Brother Aleksandros, scribe to THL Aleksandr Vasilevych Lev, sends this report on the recent Northshield Rapier Academy in the Barony of Castel Rouge.

New Ealdormere A&S Champion Declared!

On November 20, the Kingdom of Ealdormere held its annual Kingdom Arts and Sciences Competition. Ten worthy gentles entered Kingdom Pent to vie for the title of Kingdom A&S Champion.

Photos from A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver Online

Giovanna has posted photos from Northshield's recent Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.

November 22nd

Medieval Cartography Conference to be Held in Vancouver

The Committee for Medieval Studies of the University of British Columbia invites paper proposals for their upcoming conference Cartography in Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Fresh Perspectives, New Methods.

Daily Item: SCAdians Teach 8th Graders About the Middle Ages

Members of the Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais (State College, PA) in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, took part recently in a demo at Milton Middle School. A reporter from the Daily Item covered the event.

Roman cosmetic secrets revealed

An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.

November 21st

The Alchemist: Magician or Metallurgist?

Archaeology looks at the medieval alchemist as chemist rather than magician.

Newswise: Laptops to Replace Picks?

University of New York at Buffalo geophysicist Gregory S. Baker believes laptops may be more effective tools for archeologists than picks and trowels.

Rabbits Threaten Scottish History

Rabbits are threatening Roman historical sites in Scotland by burrowing beneath their foundations.

In Memory of Misty

Lord Karl Teransson of Atenveldt shares a tribute to his friend Marcella Tom, known in the SCA as Misty des Etoiles et Starfire.

November 20th

Photos from the Coronation of Phalen and Mariana

Sir Phelan Ó Coileáin has been crowned King of Atenveldt, and has crowned his good lady, Lady Mariana Vivia de Santiago, as his Queen. Lady Ianuk Raventhourne brings photos for all to enjoy.