Archive

May 12th, 2004

Archers Invited to Festival in Silverton, Oregon

Salem Statesman Journal: The sponsors of the Traditional Only Archery Festival at the Black Forest Archery Range near Silverton, Oregon, invite longbow and recurve competitors to attend in historical costume.

A New Zealand Stonehenge?

Wired News: Astronomy buffs in New Zealand are planning to construct their own version of Stonehenge near Wellington.

May 11th

Landmark Castle in Kentucky Destroyed by Fire

Kentucky.com: Dragonsmark Castle, a beloved landmark to SCAdians in Kentucky, was destroyed by fire on the night of May 10. (UPDATED 2004-05-18)

Alessandro di Firenze Wins Lochac's Single Rapier Tourney

Alessandro di Firenze was the winner of the Single Rapier category of the recent Lochac May Crown Rapier Tourney.

Scotch Announces Transparent Duct Tape

The 3M Company has announced a new transparent tape considered to be as strong as duct tape.

Glassworkers to Meet at AEthelmearc War Practice

Hrefna in Heppna has announced that there will be a gathering of glassworkers at the upcoming AEthelmearc War Practice.

Jewish Marriage Customs Topic of Recent Books

Haaretz.com: Two books: "Jewish Marriage in Antiquity," and "Man and Woman He Created Them," which look at Jewish marriage customs, are reviewed on Haaretz.com.

May 10th

Waterbears Still Needed for Lilies War

Master Mellitus of Rouncivale, WaterBearing Coordinator for the Lilies War, is still in need of volunteers for the upcoming War which will be held June 11-20, 2004 at Smithville Lake, MO in the Barony of Forgotten Sea.

Draco and Serena New Heirs to Lochac

Draco of Jorvik, fighting for Serena of Black Ness, was victorious in Lochac's Fall Crown Tournament.

Viscount Michael Victorious in Insula Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Aurelia reports that Viscount Michael, fighting for Lady Moira, was the winner of the recent Tournament in Insula Draconis.

Stefan's Florilegium: Additions for May 2004

THL Stefan li Rous has posted this month's additions to the Florilegium.

May 9th

First Crown Tourney Held in Northshield

Siegfried von Kulmbach, inspired by Briedei nic Gillechattan, claimed victory in the first-ever Crown Tournament for the soon-to-be Kingdom of Northshield.

Rurik Longsword Victorious in AEthelmearc's Crown Tourney

Alessandra d'Avignon reports that Rurik Longsword has won the Kingdom of AEthelmearc's Spring 2004 Crown Tournament. For details and to view photos, read on.

Roman Tileworks Discovered in Surrey

Surrey Online: Archaeologists working on a dig near the town of Reigate in Surrey, England, have uncovered a 2nd or 3rd century Roman tileworks.

Catapult Watch Promises Endless Entertainment/Irritation

Bored students and office workers subjected to endless meetings may want to invest in a catapult watch.

May 8th

New Exhibit on Islamic Influence on Italian Art at the Getty

''The Arts of Fire: Islamic Influences on the Italian Renaissance'' will be on display at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, California, through September 5, 2004.

Medieval Fair to be Held at Mesa High School

The Arizona Republic: Dobson High School will host a medieval fair on May 8, in honor of a Dobson student who became the youngest person in the world to receive a total artificial heart; the local SCA will be doing a demo at the festival.

Atenveldt Coronation Photos online

Lord Godfrey von Rheinfels has posted photos of the Coronation of King Craven and Queen Ismenia of Atenveldt on his news and photos website.

May 7th

Roman Mouse Helmet Auctioned by Christie's

A rare 6th century B.C.E. mouse helmet, incribed with the name of its owner, was to be auctioned last week at Christie's in London with hopes of a record bid.

Calontir Crown Tournament Photos Online

Photos from the recent Calontir Crown Tournament are now available online.

Photos from Atlantia's Spring Crown Tournament Online

Berwyn has posted photos from the recent Spring 2004 Crown Tournament in Atlantia.

''Buried Treasure'' Features Toys and Mudlark Finds

National Geographic News: Many of the artifacts in the ''Buried Treasure'' exhibit touring the UK, including pewter toys and other artifacts, come from finds from the amateur archeologists and treasure-hunters of the Society of Thames Mudlarks.

May 6th

Satellite Images Verify Accuracy of 16th Century Map

Modern satellite imagery has shown that features from a sixteenth-century CE marine chart accurately reflect hazardous currents found off the Icelandic coast.

AnTir Chirurgeons Gather for Conference

Chirurgeons from the Kingdom of AnTir gathered recently at the home of Lady Laurin of Rosewood for the First Semi-Annual AnTir Chirurgeon Conference to discuss the topic "What to Do When A Fighter Goes Down."

Exhibits on Italian Renaissance Art at Vassar's Loeb Art Center

''Marvels of Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics'' and ''The Transmission of Fame: Italian Renaissance Prints'' are on display through June 13 at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.

East Kingdom Increases Population

Their Majesties of the East have a new fighter: Tylor Justus-Yamamoto Cribbs, born April 22, 2004.

May 5th

Clothes Make the SCAdian

This week Dame Aoife shares links on a topic dear to the hearts of most re-enactors: costuming.

Chaucer Exhibit at the Hunterian

The Evening Times: Glasgow University's Hunterian Museum will display the only surviving manuscript copy of Chaucer's "Romaunt of the Rose" as part of its "World of Chaucer" exhibit, through August 28 at the Hunter Room.

Mel Gibson to Film Boudicca's "Passion"

Guardian Unlimited: Film maker Mel Gibson may follow up his "Passion of Christ" with an historical epic chronicling England's Queen Boudicca. Hollywood columnists have dubbed it "Braveheart with a Bra."

May 4th

AEthelmearc Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Maynard and Christina, King and Queen of Aethelmearc, have announced the list of combatants for Their Crown Tournament to take place May 8, 2004 in Port Oasis (Huntington, WV)