Mapungubwe Ruins to Attract Visitors

South Africa plans to attract visitors to a new national park, the centerpiece of which will be excavations from the Mapungubwe Kingdom.

Brian O'Morchoe Victorious in Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney

Lord Heinrich von Westfelsen has posted photos from the Insulae Draconis Viceroy Tourney held in Edinburgh, Scotland October 30, 2004.

Selveirgard Celebrates Samhein

Chris has posted a large album of photos taken by Zak from the recent Samhein event held October 30, 2004 in Chugiak, Alaska.

Try your hand at the (virtual) trebuchet!

GlobalSpec, an engineering search engine, has a mathematically-realistic online game that models the physics of a trebuchet.

Eirik Andersen's Ealdormere Crown Tourney photos online

TwoRavens.org has photos of the recent Crown Tourney and various people at the event.

New exhibit on arms & armor of Shakespearean drama opens at the Higgins

"Now Thrive the Armorers: The Arms & Armor of Shakespeare" will be on display at the Higgins Armory Museum through June 23, 2005.

Catching the Bug: Aoife Gets the Flu

This week, Dame Aoife discusses medieval illnesses, especially the flu.

Moving forward into the past

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner describes the SCA, and how various members of the Barony of Winter's Gate originally became involved in the organization.

Artwork from Renaissance Dresden on display at the Met

"Princely Splendor: The Dresden Court, 1580–1620" will be on display at the Special Exhibition Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 30, 2005.

Dye-ing to raise money for breast cancer research

It started out as a joke on the Middle Kingdom email list, and now has grown to something potentially wonderful in the fight against breast cancer.

Atlantian Knitting Guild Teams with Atlantian Page's Academy to "Warm Up America"

The Keepers of the Clewe (Atlantia’s knitting guild), in conjunction with the Atlantian Pages' Academy, are sponsoring a knitting challenge to the knitters and pages of Atlantia.

Ocean Erosion Threatens Roman Burial Site

Archaeologists are concerend about the future of a Roman burial site near Maryport in Cumbria which is being battered by the sea.

SCAdian Pet Discussion List Formed

Berengaria has announced a new discussion group for SCA members who like to talk about their pets.

Photos from Midrealm Crown Tourney Online

Lady Shava, of the Kingdom of Northshield, has posted photos from the recent Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament held October 30, 2004 in the Shire of Narrental.

Kelson and Geneviere New Heirs to East Kingdom

Zelina reports that Kelson von Heidleberg, inspired by Geneviere d'Alsace, was the winner of the East Kingdom's Crown Tournament held October 30, 2004.

A squire's view of Midrealm Crown Tourney

Lord Brice le Corbet, squire to one of the finalists in Midrealm Crown Tourney, recounts the suspense of the last few rounds.

Middle Kingdom hails new Royal Heirs

Inspired by his Lady, Noelle la Chauciere, Sir Alaric le Fevre has won this weekend's Crown Tournament in the Middle Kingdom.

Independent: Iceman's Finder Dies in Alps

Helmut Simon, the German mountaineer who discovered the remains of Oetzi, a prehistoric iceman, 13 years ago has died while hiking in southwestern Austria.

British Museum Presents Sutton Hoo Workshop

On Saturday, November 27, 2004, the British Museum will present Sutton Hoo Revisited, a day-long workshop on the Anglo-Saxon ship burial in East Anglia.

"Stupid English Prejudice" Colors View of Scotland

British TV historian David Starkey is being accused of "stupid English prejudice" after he claimed that Scotland was not as important as England.

Estrella War Website Updated

Lady Anita de Challis, Publicity-crat for the Estrella War XXI has announced that additional information about the War is now available online.

14th Century Button Industry in Coventry

Small pieces of bone, the leftovers from button making, have been found on the site of an old Salvation Army building in Coventry.

Discovery Channel: Viking "Pompeii" to be Left Unexplored?

A virtually intact Viking village, which researchers call "Ireland's equivalent of Pompeii," discovered in Ireland recently may be left unexcavated.

Independent: 14th Century Cemetery Discovered in Zagreb

A cemetery dating to the 14th century, was discovered recently in downtown Zagreb, Croatia during road construction.

Drachenwald Waterbearers Form Interest Group

Ailitha de Ainwyk has reported that a new interest group has been formed for Waterbearers in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

New Citizen in Oertha

Isabel has announced that Lakhota Sage Truelove, son of "Friar Tuk" and Antoinette Truelove, was born October 23, 2004 in the Principality of Oertha.

24 Hour Museum: Experts Analyze Bog Butter

Researchers have been studying the "bog butter" regularly found buried in peat bogs in Scotland and Ireland for clues to what the substance really was.

Collegium Cantorum to Perform in Atlantia

Britton Morgan has announced that Collegium Cantorum ("a company of singers") will present two concerts in November, 2004 in the Washington D.C. Area.

AEthelmearc Woman Contestant on Jeopardy

Arkhelaia V Bolotnikova (Lori Tennant), a resident of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, is scheduled to appear on Jeopardy this week.

Midrealm Champions Accept Challenge Against Breast Cancer

Sgt. Rutgur of the Middle Kingdom, along with the other baronial champions, has accepted a challenge by His Majesty Brannos to raise money for breast cancer research.