Archive

June 3rd, 2004

Update: "Musketeer" Skeletons Include Female

Expatica: Six skeletons discovered in a garden in Maastricht, Netherlands, are much more modern than first believed and include the remains of a woman.

June 2nd

Icelandic Sagas Tell of Viking Life

National Geographic: A series of 40 narratives written in the 13th and 14th centuries tell of the Viking Age in Iceland and may have influenced Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings."

Adrian Empire Shire Hosts Crown Tourney in Virginia

News Leader: The new Canton of Dun'Afton in Waynesboro, VA will play host to its first Crown Tournament June 5, 2004.

Medieval Hall Revealed to be Neolithic Ritual Chamber

Archaeologists excavating what they thought was a medieval hall were surprised to discover a neolithic building instead.

Is Your Man a Hero?

Mirror: Troy is the hot film right now, but how does YOUR hero measure up to the Greeks? Find out in a quiz by the "Mirror's" Clare Goldwin.

An Account of Spring Crown Tournament

THL Saradwen Ariandalen provides a detailed account of Earl Sir Brannos O'Irongardail's victory for the honor of Countess Rebekah MacTiernan in the Midrealm Crown Tournament.

June 1st

From Middle School to Middle Ages

Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star: Kristin Davis, of the Fredericksburg "Free Lance-Star," describes a "Medieval Faire" demo held by the Incipient Canton of Sudentor at King George Middle School.

Board of Directors Names New Members

The BoD named nine new members today, calling them "the Ring Wraiths of the Current Middle Ages".

Updated List of Board Nominees

The Board of Directors of the SCA recently released an updated list of nominees. Comments from populace members are being solicited on those who know and have worked with any of these individuals.

Midrealm Spring 2004 Crown Tourney Pics

Mistress Iasmin de Cordoba, Baroness Roaring Wastes, shares memories - and photos - from the Middle Kingdom's May 30, 2004 Crown Tourney.

May 31st

Brannos and Rebekah Heirs to Midrealm Throne

Earl Brannos O'Irongardail, fighting for the honor of Countess Rebekah Mac Tiernan, has won the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Bare Breasts Popular in 17th Century Fashion

Discovery: According to a report from Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, women's bare breasts were a common fashion statement in 17th century England.

British Archaeologists May Have Greater Chance to Study Human Bones

NewScientist.com: Archaeological excavations throughout Great Britain have unearthed and studied many human remains. Now they have received guidelines for reburial of bones discovered on digs.

Early Music Festival to Take Place in Washington, DC

The Washington Early Music Society is pleased to present a new event this June for lovers of early music, dance and visual arts -- the inaugural Washington Early Music Festival.

May 30th

The Armoury is Now Open on the Ancanar Film Website

Ancanar is a Tolkien-inspired epic fantasy film. The Armoury section of the Ancanar website showcases the swords and armour forged for the film.

May 29th

Exhibit on Childhood in Ancient Greece Travels to Cincinnati

"Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past" will be at the Cincinnati Art Museum through August 1, 2004.

10-Year-Old Finds Medieval Ring

Nathan Duffield, a 10-year-old student from Milford Haven, England, has discovered a 600-year-old ring with a metal detector.

May 28th

Scuola Gladiatori Roma Offers Complete Roman Experience

Those who can't get enough of ancient times may want to sign up for the Scuola Gladiatori Roma, where they will learn Latin as well as gladiator skills.

Romans Invade Maryland!

Ancient historians take note: Roman Days are here again and coming to Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, Maryland June 12-13, 2004!

I Swear!

There has been much discussion recently about the swearing of oaths in the SCA. This week, Dame Aoife shares her links on the subject.

Ragnarok V Photos Online

Photos from the recent Ragnarok event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available online.

May 27th

J.R.R. Tolkien's Home on the Market

MSN: "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien's Oxford, England home is for sale for a paltry $2.7 million.

Drachenwald's Double Wars Photos Online

Irg von der Ramsau shares photos taken at the recent Double Wars XVII event held in the Shire of Attemark in

Code-Breakers Hunt for the Holy Grail

World War II's famous Bletchley Park code-breakers have become involved in work to decipher a cryptic inscription which might point to the location of the Holy Grail.

Israeli Shire Becomes Incipient

The Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel has been officially formed in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, according to New Groups Coordinator Barcsi Janos.

Baron Wars VII Photos Online

Maelgwn and Asbjorn have posted photos from the Midrealm's recent Baron Wars.

Lochac Still Fighting Weapons Ban in Victoria

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports on the latest deveolpments pertaining to the ban on certain weapons in Victoria, Australia.

Exhibit on Lombardic Art at the Met

"Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy" will be on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 15, 2004.

May 26th

New Museum of Arms and Armor Opens in Louisville, Kentucky

The Courier-Journal: A day-long festival was held on Saturday, May 22, to celebrate the opening of the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.

Would YOU Have Survived the Colonial House?

PBS: PBS offers a quiz to determine if you would have survived four months in a 17th century colonial village.