July 14th, 2003
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-07-14 14:51
The Discovery Channel's "Moments In Time" series will feature an episode on the Plague, "Curse of the Rat," in which archaeologists will discuss the Black Death and bubonic plague, and raises the question as to whether an early form of bioterrorism might have been responsible for the spread of the disease.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2003-07-14 14:50
Dignitaries from Arab and Muslim countries were present for the opening of the new Great Mosque of Granada, the first mosque built in Spain since King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled the Muslims in 1492.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2003-07-13 08:15
An Allied bombing in 1944 destroyed a collection of around 2,000 medieval books and parchments, some dating back to the 12th century. Multispectral imaging may reveal text on some of the badly burned manuscripts, many of which were unpublished.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2003-07-13 05:30
The British Navy's faster access to Portsmouth Harbor will endanger the wreck site of the Mary Rose.
Submitted by Aoife on Sat, 2003-07-12 17:05
(OK, it got your attention!) This week Dame Aoife offers research information for websites on Medieval Wales.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-12 15:20
DragonHame.com, the "sacred home of the dragons" offers yet another personality quiz. This time you are invited to find your hidden dragon.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2003-07-12 10:15
The Scotsman: Letizia Treves, a specialist in the Old Master paintings department at Sotheby's, investigated a small copper panel that was brought for an auction, and believes it to be a lost work by Carracci.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-07-12 09:35
Nettavisen: A group of Norwegian kindergartners have discovered a human skull in their sandbox.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-11 14:42
PBS: A new PBS series takes a fresh approach to the old story of the six wives of Henry VIII by letting each present the story from her perspective.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-11 03:44
Scotsman.com: The mystery of the long-lost village of Whittingehame in East Lothian, Scotland has been solved with the help of a 200-year-old map.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-11 03:43
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Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2003-07-11 00:15
A 1,000-year-old Byzantine cistern has been discovered near a Christian shrine in Nazareth.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2003-07-11 00:14
A new exhibit, "The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India," is being shown at the Cleveland Museum of Art from July 6 through September 14.
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2003-07-10 19:17
Territorial leaders Baronesa Iasmin de Cordoba and Shugo-daimyo Kamiizumi Munenori wish to formally announce and heartily welcome the newest child born in the Barony of Roaring Wastes and the Middle Kingdom.
Submitted by Justin on Thu, 2003-07-10 16:45
The Atenveldt Kingdom Financial Committee has issued a document with guidelines for estimating feast attendance and costs for Kingdom-level event bids.
Submitted by Catriona on Thu, 2003-07-10 16:45
Boston Review: "For eight centuries the Magna Carta has been venerated. "It was born with a grey Beard," Samuel Johnson said." However, an new application has been found for this dusty old document.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-09 18:46
Colin MacWilliams has called to arms the good subjects of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc for the purpose of guarding the Royal Encampment at the Pennsic War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-09 18:45
Sydney Morning Herald: Was the Pied Piper real or a myth created to explain the outbreak of the plague? A Sydney University professor has a theory.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-09 18:44
This is Hampshire: Residents of the city of Winchester are up in arms about plans to strike King Alfred from the city's logo.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-09 15:17
At the Court of TRM Irel and Rosalind, several gentles were elevated to Peerage orders or offered elevation at future events.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-07-09 15:02
The Treasure of Nimrud, a spectacular collection of jewelry dating back to the 8th century B.C., was put on display at the Iraqi National Museum by U.S.-led authorities.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-09 13:18
The Grand Council, an advisory group to the SCA Board of Directors, is currently seeking nominations for new members. The Grand Council recommends changes to SCA Governing Documents, administrative policies, and other modern-world aspects of the organization.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2003-07-09 13:17
The SCA's Children's Officer Coordinator has created a new discussion list on YahooGroups for those holding youth-related offices in the SCA.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-07-09 13:17
"This is the tomb of Zachariah, martyr, very pious priest, father of John," says the Greek inscription on a funerary monument at the foot of the Mount of Olives. The inscription likely dates to several centuries after Zachariah's death, and was probably put there by Byzantine Christians.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-07-09 03:28
Edinburgh News: A Roman fort, the British headquarters of Emperor Septimius Severus, will draw thousands of tourists to the Edinburgh area.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-08 20:57
Lord Duncan of Skeene, Huscarl of Calontir, invites his fellow SCA members to attend the Topeka Civic Theatre's production of Camelot July 11-August 9, 2003 and play "How Many SCA Artifacts Can You Find in the Show?"
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-08 20:56
Svetlana Zhulnickova, who works for the Russian open air museum Karelia, has spent many years researching traditional Russian practices and how they affect folklore. In 1999, she gave a lecture on the use of the spindle in world folklore.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-08 20:55
Their Majesties of the East Kingdom have a new subject today: an 8 lbs, 14 oz baby boy.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2003-07-08 02:18
A Reuters article reports that geneticist Peter Forster of the University of Cambridge has produced a study indicating that farmers carried the Celtic language through the British Isles, Ireland, and France over 6,000 ago.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-08 02:17
The Journal: The Mildenhall Treasure will return to East Anglia as part of a touring exhibition highlighting treasures found by British amateur archaeologists.