Archive

July 3rd, 2004

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

July 2nd

On Rehydration

Friar Galen of Ockham, former Chirurgeon General of the SCA (and a modern-world medical doctor) has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share with you an article he has recently written about hydration for reenactment events.

Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

Last Chance IV

Atlantians! Last chance to authorize for Pennsic! http://acorn.atlantia.sca.org/0407/last_chance.htm

The Lost Art of Feasting

The New York Times reviews a new volume by Roy Strong called The Lost Art of Eating.

New Study of Voynich Manuscript Finds it Gibberish

In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.

Bows and Blades

This will be an exciting event with varied activities, including a catapult water balloon contest, open ranges for shooting Royal Rounds, Rapier Tourney, and more. Plus lots of classes. http://www.ithra.antir.sca.orgidisplay.php?topic=classes&it=5338&

July 1st

Archers Recognized in Atlantia

Enequy Erensaurlezelasgarria, Menditarra Herald of Stierbach, reports on the Grant Target Archery Shoot held June 26, 2004 in the Incipient Canton of Sudentor in Atlantia and of the Stierbach baronial court that followed.

Defender's Tourney

Shire of Sylvan Glen - Defender's Tourney - July 9-11, 2004 Poorhouse Farm Park, Martinsburg WV
http://defenders.sylvanglen.org

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Freiman and Emma have posted photos from the recent Drachenwald Summer 2004 Coronation.

Was There a 15th-Century "Little" Medieval Warm Period?

Editorial commentary from CO2 Science Magazine, the journal of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, discussing the scientific evidence for "a major spike in surface air temperature that began sometime in the early 1400s."

June 30th

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

SCAdians Gather to Remember Viscount Kylson

Hirsch von Henford reports on the memorial serivce for Viscount Sir Kylson held June 27, 2004.

Feast of St.Bruno, The Extended Edition

Lots of fighting and classes in the extended version of the Feast of St. Bruno event.

Scottish Clans Battle Over Claim to King Arthur

Clan MacArthur and Clan Campbell are challenging Cornish claims - and each other's - to the right to claim King Arthur as their own.

June 29th

Winged Detectives Find Renaissance Fresco

A flock of pigeons has led a group of art historians to a lost Renaissance fresco hidden in the ceiling of a Valencia cathedral.

The Independent: The Care and Feeding of the Renaissance Horse

The British Library has recently acquired a 16-page pamphlet published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1497, the earliest known veterinary textbook printed in Britain.

Rabbits Threaten Viking Site

"What? Behind the rabbit?" "It is the rabbit! It's got nasty, sharp, pointy teeth!" A two-acre site in South Uist (Scotland) that once contained a Viking village is threatened by destructive rabbits.

Polderslot Byzantine Pentathlon

In these cold seasons, when the fruits have departed the trees, the leaves are falling and the weather is declining, the sunny days are longing in the back of our minds, and thus, the shire of Polderslot is proud to host the Polderslot Pentathlon. An event where we will entertain ourselves with byzantine games and sports, and pretend the weather is gorgeous, the sun is shining and warmth is radiating from the sky.

Battle for Gully Branch Demo

Citizens of Atlantia, we have need of thee! We are being invaded by hordes of mundane and we need your fighters, performers, and your artisans to entertain them.

Merchant Reports Large Theft, Seeks Help Locating Goods

A merchant, Autumn Tree Productions, seeks help in locating US$4000 in goods that were stolen last weekend.

June 28th

Archdruid Demands Return of Stonehenge

The Archdruid of Wales has called for Stonehenge to be returned to his country.

Photos from a Storm-Tossed Lilies War

Giudo di Niccolo has posted photos from the recent stormy Lilies War 2004.

Nibelungenkrieg

Gentle Side of Vikings

According to this report in Buxton Today, the common image of Vikings as marauding raiders overlooks their many contributions to the gentler arts and sciences.

June 27th

Siege Cooking at Lilies War

The Honorable Lady Kateryn de Develyn has written an extensive report on the Siege Cooking Competition at Lilies War.

June 26th

Combat with a Flourish: Rapier Links

In this week's column, Dame Aoife provides annotated links pertaining to rapier combat.

Grant Helps Speed up Anglo-Norman Dictionary

The work of updating a revised version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary -- which will probably take until 2019 to complete -- will go just a little faster, thanks to a grant of over three quarters of a million U.S. dollars.