September 15th, 2003

Scientists Study Medieval Gunpowder

A gunpowder made from mixture of charcoal, saltpeter and sulfur -- like the gunpowder used in the 14th century -- equals the explosive force of the 20th century version, according to a report presented at the British Association for the Advancement of Science.

6th Century Graves Threatened by the Sea

A team of scientists from the University of Central Lancashire is working to save more than 100 graves, dating from the 6th century, from washing into the ocean on an island in North Wales.

September 14th

Hoegaarden and Chiara New Heirs to Outlands Throne

In honourable combat on Saturday, Sir Kerold Hoegaarden has won the honor of crowning Baroness Chiara della Luna as the Princess of Outlands.

September 13th

Romania Rushing to Restore Byzantine Frescoes

Restoration work is underway on damaged 15th and 16th century Byzantine frescoes at the monasteries of Bucovina.

Archaeologists Excavate Sixth Century Boat

The Hampshire & Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology at the Southampton Oceanography Centre will be working to raise an oak canoe, thought to date from around 500 CE, from Langstone Harbour.

September 12th

Jonathon and Deille Newly-Crowned Heirs of Atenveldt

Jonathon von Trotha and Deille of Farnham have been crowned as Prince and Princess of Atenveldt after Jonathon defeated Sir Phaelin and Sir Craven in the final rounds of the Tournament.

Unknown Celtic Goddess Identified at British Museum

Scientists working on artifacts from a site in Hertfordshire, England have identified a statue of Senua, a Roman-British goddess previosly unknown to scholars, discovered along with a treasure of gold and silver offerings.

Stefan's Florilegium Updated

THLord Stefan li Rous, keeper of Stefan's Florilegium, has added new information to the website.

Archaeologists Studying 14th Century English Garden

National Geographic News: At Whittington Castle in Shropshire, in England, archaeologists are studying the buried remains of an elaborate garden, originally built in the first half of the 14th century.

"Bog People" Exhibit Travels to Calgary

The "Bog People" Exhibit, which led to controversary when it opened last December in Ottawa, has moved to Calgary, Alberta, and will open October 18, 2003.

What Comes After Q? Arrrrrr!

Always long to have a pirate name? This quiz can help!

September 11th

Photos from Horseradish War Online

Lady Sahsinna von der Sibetsburg, Webmistress of the Shire of Two Seas, has posted photos from the Recent Horseradish War in the Kingdom of Drachenwald

September 10th

3,000-Year-Old Stone Circle Discovered on Lewis

Archaeologists believe a stone circle measuring 30m and dating from 3,000 years ago may be second in importance only to Stonehenge.

Harvest Raid to Feature Gun Demo

Harvest Raid, to be held in the Shire of Heronter (Bemus Point, NY) October 3-5,2003, will feature a demo by 15th century Swiss Handgonner Max Schilling.

"Killer Icon" Removed from St. Petersburg's Hermitage

Pravda: A "biofield" surrounding an icon housed in the Hermitage Museum caused weakness, headaches and high blood pressure, leading to the artwork's removal from public display.

Documents Show Medieval Russia Through the Eyes of a Child

Hundreds of birchbark drawings dating from the 11th through 15th centuries have given a new insight into life in medieval Russia. Among the documents are a number of children's drawings.

September 9th

"London and Country Brewer" Available Online

As part of Project Guttenberg, the "London and Country Brewer" is now available in digital format.

Performers Sought for Armorgeddon

Lady Robina M'Baine of Willow Wood is looking for a few good jugglers, poets, singers, etc. to take part in a concert to be held on Saturday of Armorgeddon. Armorgeddon is September 11-14, 2003 in the Shire of Borderdown.

Viking University Courses Available Online

A free university course on Viking Society will be starting on October, 2003. The course runs in conjunction with excavations now being undertaken in Gotland, Sweden and with research being conducted on a Viking harbor.

Medieval Heraldic Register on Display in Berlin


"Across America" to Feature Pennsic War

Subscribers to DIRECTV will want to set their VCRs to "record" when HD.Net's "Across America" airs a segment filmed at Pennsic 32.

September 8th

Discovering Medieval Africa

Dame Aoife's project for this week was finding links dealing with medieval Africa. While the list is relatively short, there are some very interesting sites.

Drachenwald Boasts of New Recruitment Technique


Fire Ban Causes Tir Righ to Change Coronet Site

The recent wildfire situation in Western Canada has caused the closure of Scouting facilities in that part of the country and made necessary a site change for the upcoming Tir Righ Coronet.

Ealdormere Subjects Featured in CBC Documentary

CBC: Canadian Broadcast Corporation reporter Mike Smith, from Ottawa (Canada), spent four days at Pennsic 32.

New Exhibit on Persian Painting and Poetry at the Sackler

"Love and Yearning: Mystical and Moral Themes in Persian Poetry and Painting," featuring 26 of the finest illustrated manuscripts relating to Persian lyrical poetry, will be on display at the Sackler Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

September 7th

Dame Aoife's Illuminating Experience

Dame Aoife shares her collection of links dealing with calligraphy and illumination.

September 6th

Fund Set to Aid Family of Jonas McMillen


Globe Theater Replica to be Built in Rome

AP: The city of Rome is building a replica of the Globe Theatre at the Villa Borghese, to open on October 15 with a performance of "Romeo and Juliet."

Bids for SCA 40th Anniversary Celebration Sought

The 40th anniversary of the SCA is approaching, and the SCA Board of Directors is now accepting bids for the celebration.