Archive

June 9th, 2004

Modern Vikings Retrace Ancient Route

Baku Today: A group of moder-day Vikings are re-tracing their ancestors' paths by sailing Black and Caspian Seas.

SCA Spawns "Hippy Chix," Belly-Dancing Troupe

Daily News Tribune: The Hippy Chix, a group of women brought together by the SCA, gather in Hudson, MA to enjoy Middle Eastern dance, some heavy metal music, and expressing their sensuality.

Ansteorra to Celebrate Argent Anniversary

Their Majesties Miguel and Conal and Their Royal Highnesses Alaric Drake and Sibri of the Kingdom of Ansteorra invite the people of the Known World to celebrate Their Kingdom's Argent Anniversary July 8-11, 2004 in Canton, Texas.

June 8th

Find or Offer Rides to Events at New Web Site in Midrealm

A Midrealm web wizard has created a web forum to link people with rides to share and people in need of rides to events.

June 7th

Northern Oaken War Maneuvers Photos Online

SCAtoday.net's Webmaster, Iustinos Tekton, took lots of photos at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers, and shares them in an online photo album.

Worldwide Talent to Gather for Known World A&S Symposium

Arts and Sciences mavens the world over will be gathering June 25-27th, 2004 in Orlando, Florida for the Known World Arts and Sciences Symposium.

Tir Righ A&S Championship Photos Online

Alienor Sanz-Argent has posted photos from the recent A&S Competition at the Tir Righ Coronet Champions' Tourney in the Kingdom of AnTir.

Ancanar Manuscript Illumanation/Ilustrator Wanted

Ancanar: The Ancanar film project is looking for an illustrator with skills in illuminating manuscripts.

June 6th

Was Michelangelo Autistic?

MSN: Experts who analyzed the behavior of Renaissance master Michaelangelo now believe that he may have suffered from Asperger's disorder, a high-functioning form of Autism.

History Channel Teams with Game Designer Re-create Roman Battles

Gamespot: The History Channel plans to work with game producer Creative Assembly to re-create famous Roman battles.

History's Worst Typo

StrangeCosmos.com: Lord Zachariah von Marksburgh shares what might be "history's worst typo."

June 5th

Mel Gibson's New Project Sure to Cause Controversy

Khaleej Times: According to historians, Mel Gibson's new film project, "Warrior" based on the life of Queen Boudicca, is guaranteed to generate passionate feelings.

Unknown Raphael Sketch Discovered

Guardian Unlimited: A chalk drawing of a child, believed to be the work of Renaissance master Raphael, was recently discovered in a pile of drawings brought to Sotheby's for evaluation.

Viking Burial Site May be Richest in 50 Years

The discovery of ship nails at an archaeological site south of Oslo, Norway has archaeological hearts aflutter. Hopes are high for Viking treasures.

June 4th

Medieval Camping with Flair

Interested in spiffing up your camp at one of the many wars this year? Dame Aoife can help!

More Photos from Drachenwald's Double Wars

Marcus von Stormarn shares photos from the recent Double Wars event in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Drachenwald Adds Yet Another Shire

Barcsi Janos, New Groups Coordinator for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, has announced the formation of the Incipient Shire of Heilig Drei Koenig in Cologne, Germany.

Dragons Laire to Host Medieval Faire

North Kitsap Herald: Members of the Barony of Dragons Laire (Kitsap, WA) in the Kingdom of An Tir welcome local residents to join them at a Medieval Faire, according to North Kitsap "Herald" reporter Tiffany Royal.

June 3rd

College of Heralds Bans Antarctic Newsletter

The Quarter: In an effort, noble but probably doomed to failure, to protect the moral fibre of the SCA, the College of Heralds has banned "The Quarter". Too bad, because the parody newsletter's latest issue has just been allowed to escape its cage.

Ansteorra to Host "Knight Free" Night Tourney

An unbelted-fighter tournament to benefit the Chirurgeonate and the Water Bearers' Guild will coincide with Ansteorra's 25th Anniversary party.

Young SCAdian Dies in Train Accident

The Columbian: Ashley M. Falk, a seventh-grader and SCA member from the Kingdom of An Tir, was fatally injured in an accident at a railroad bridge on Monday evening.

Calontir Teen Competes for Miss Teen Kansas Crown

Pratt Tribune: 16-year-old SCA member Karly Roberts is one of 10 teenage girls who might be named Miss Teen Kansas on June 12, 2004.

The Establishment and Demise of the Medieval Nordic Settlements on Greenland: The Role of Natural Climate Change

Comments on a site related to the study of global warming assert that Viking records suggest current global warming is not caused by greenhouse gases.

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.