Archive

March 8th, 2005

Blogger Suggests that Marco Polo did not Reach China

In his blog, teacher and Asianist Jonathan Dresner discusses the myth of Marco Polo, whether or not he really made it to China, and where to go to get the facts.

March 7th

Storms Expose Orkney Burial Site

A team of archaeologists are working to preserve a medieval burial site uncovered recently by winter storms in the Orkneys.

Colonel Jenna Goes to War

Colonel Jenna of the Kingdom of Calontir writes to non-SCA friends around the world about her experiences at the recent Estrella War.

Snowed Inn IV photos online

Eirik Andersen's photos from Snowed Inn are now available on Tworavens.org.

March 6th

Washington Early Music Festival 2005 Lineup Announced

The Washington Early Music Festival has announced some of the performers scheduled for its June 2005 Festival concert series, which will be based on the music of Spain and the New World.

Deutsche Welle: Charlemagne's Armrest Identified

The piece of an engraved stone throne, discovered in Mainz, Germany in 1911, has been identified as belonging to a throne once used by the Emperor Charlemagne.

Archaeologists Butt Heads with Architects in Florence

Plans to expand the exhibit space of Florence's Uffizi Gallery have been thwarted by the discovery of the foundations of several medieval houses.

March 5th

Newport Ship in Trouble Again

Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.

Archaeologists Attempt to Map Medieval Yarmouth

In the largest project of its kind ever attempted in Britain, a team of archaeologists are drilling bore holes to try to map medieval Yarmouth.

Arizona Republic: It's Good to be the King of Atenveldt!

Reporter Scott Craven of the Arizona Republic looks at what makes a king in the world of the SCA when he covers the Kingdom of Atenveldt's upcoming Crown Tournament.

Washington Times: Marlowe Book Looks at Life in Elizabethan England

Columnist Vincent D. Balitas reviews a new book on Elizabethan playwright Christopher Marlowe for the Washington Times.

March 4th

Did Spanish Sailors Influence Fair Isle Knitters?

In Heritage & Culture reporter Brendan O'Brien looks at the history and influence of the remnants of the Spanish Armada shipwrecked by a storm in the Irish Sea.

Roman University Celebrates 700th Anniversary

The Faculty of Media Studies and the Department of Sociology and Communications of Rome's La Sapienza is celebrating the 700th anniversary of the university.

Feast of Fools

It is my great honor to invite all near and far to Feast of Fools hosted by the Barony of Knight's Crossing in the city of Heidelberg, Germany.

Middle School Students Learn About Renaissance Life - En Francaise

French teacher Alisa Dupuy uses her SCA experience to teach her students at John Witherspoon Middle School about life during the French Renaissance.

March 3rd

Archaeologists Hope to Uncover History of Cologne

A massive archaeological dig has begun in the German city of Cologne, where researchers hope to sift through 100,000 cubic meters of soil in search of the city's past.

Medieval Coins Discussion List Announced

Andronikos Tzangares ho Philosophos of the Kingdom of Northshield has announced the formation of a new discussion group for those interested in period coins.

Atlantian MoAS Announces New Links Site

The Atlantian Ministry of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce new links webpages.

New Book Moves Important Battlefield

In his new book, author James Fraser claims that the battle of Mons Graupius, which allowed Rome dominance over all of Britain, occured not in the north of Scotland, but in the south.

Viceroy Tourney III Photos Online

Lord Raphe Cuthbert of West Dragonshire in the Kingdom of Drachenwald has announced the posting of photos from the third Viceroy Tournament.

March 2nd

New email discussion group focuses on Greek persona development

Feeling Hellenic today? A new email discussion list created by Kurios (Lord) Charismos of Lacedaemon is all about Greek (Hellenic) history and persona development.

"How Science Survived--Medieval Manuscripts as Fossils"

The February 25 issue of Science magazine features an article about estimating the quantity of medieval knowledge that has survived in scribal form, versus the amount that has been lost to us due to destruction of the manuscripts over time.

Skirt the Lava, Deke the Tar, and Whack a Peer!

Laird Colyne Stewart, SCAtoday's Ealdormerean Correspondent, writes of his pilgrimage to the East Kingdom's Winter War, held February 26 in Potsdam, NY.

Bridget's Feast Photos Online

Ragn has posted photos from the recent Bridget's Feast event which took place February 5, 2005 in Kenai, Alaska.

March 1st

Early Music Quartet Orlando Consort Reviewed

New York Times reviewer Allan Kozinn looks at medieval music quartet, the Orlando Consort, who appeared at Columbia University in a recent concert.

Clancy Day 2005: Clancy Visits Venice

Visit 16th Century Venice in all its glory with the Shire of Starleaf Gate!

News Tribune: Sixth Graders Learn About the Middle Ages at Medieval Fair

Reporter Natalie Fieleke of the Jefferson City (Missouri) News Tribune covered the recent Medieval Fair at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, in which students learned about the Middle Ages from SCA members.

Tournaments Through the Ages

The Shire of Stormsport wishes to invite Combatants and Consorts of the Sylvan Kingdom of Aethelmearc to our Shire for a weekend of Tournaments through the Ages.

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards II

Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of Coppertree. In this our second act, again we call ye performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time!

Canton of Wolfhome holds its first event

The Canton of Wolfhome, in central Wisconsin, held its first event last Saturday and got a nice write-up in the local paper.