Ealdormere Crown Tourney Results

The Kingdom of Ealdormere held its 14th Crown Tournament on Saturday, October 23, 2004 in the Canton of Westbelleford. King Malik and Queen Genevieve presided over the tournament, which attracted 23 combattants.

Gleann Abhann to become Kingdom

On October 23, the SCA Board of Directors approved a petition by the Principality of Gleann Abhann, currently part of Meridies, to advance to Kingdom status, becoming the SCA's nineteenth Kingdom.

Forest Got the Best of Roman Army

It wasn't barbarians who defeated the armies of Rome in Scotland, but the country's impenetrable forest, according to a new book by Chris Smout.

New Sections of 5th Century Synagogue Unearthed in Albania

Archaeologists working on the excavation of a 5th or 6th century synagogue near the coastal city of Saranda have uncovered impressive new structures.

Did 2nd Century Comet Shake Roman World?

Scientists believe that a field of craters around Lake Chiemsee in southern Germany is the result of a comet striking in earth in the second century.

Discovery Channel: Michelangelo's David Not Perfect

Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.

Badgers Damage Salisbury Burial Mounds

Badgers? We Don't Need No Stinking Badgers! OK, I couldn't resist! But badgers are reportedly doing serious damage to prehistoric burial mounds on Salisbury Plain.

Loch Lomond Site Offers Wealth of Artifacts

Archaeologists working on a site near Loch Lomond have discovered evidence of settlements dating back 3500 years, including a 7th century Christian cemetery.

Heraldic Publications Available from SCA Marketplace

SCA President Meg Baron has announced that all of the SCA Heraldic publications are now available through the SCA Marketplace.

Ansteorra to Host BoD Meeting

The Barony of the Steppes is proud to host the Board of Directors meeting on Saturday, October 23, 2004 c.e. 9:00am, at the Crown Plaza Hotel.

Ben Dunfirth Baronial Birthday Bash Photos Online

Lord Alexander shares photos from the recent Ben Dunfirth Baronial Birthday Bash in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Discovery Channel: Medici Murder Mystery Solved

The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.

Cumberland News: 1st Century Roman Armor Preserved in Clay

Hundreds of thousands of metal artifacts, including scale armor, from a Roman fort have been preserved by a layer of clay.

Instructors Needed for Estrella A&S Collegium

Lady Turrela Michelovna Vidmeyera, A&S Autocrat for Estrella War XXI, is seeking instructors for Estrella's A&S Collegium.

History of Halloween

Aoife's Links this week focus on a very appropriate seasonal topic: the history of the Halloween holiday, which dates back to the ancient Celtic and Roman civilizations.

Photos from Saxon Summer online from Rivenvale

The Shire of Rivenvale, proclaimed as full status at Pennsic 33, hosted its first "flying solo" event recently, and they've posted a photo album on the web.

Lochac Musicians Form Discussion Group

Finn invites musicians who reside in the Kingdom of Lochac to participate in a new discussion list.

Beowulf & Grendel

A new film version of Beowulf, filmed in Iceland, dresses its warriors in riveted chainmail.

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online

Lord Heinrich von Westfelsen has posted photos from the recent Drachenwald Crown Tourney, which was won by Sir Padraig, inspired by Viscountess Elsa.

Padraig and Elsa New Heirs to Drachenwald

Genevieve Schwarzdrachen, Drachenwald Kingdom Herald, reports on the recent Crown Tourney fought October 16, 2004.

Independent: Norse Hit the Slopes in Greenland

Researchers, working on an 85cm-long piece of wood found near the town of Nanortalik, Greenland in 1997, now believe that it was a ski.

Pictures from Northshield's First Coronation

The first of the picture album from the Coronation of Siegfried & Bridei, the first King and Queen of Northshield, are now posted.

Kingdom of Northshield Proclaimed, First Royalty Crowned

Lord Earnan Sanntraigh, who lives in the Barony of Nordskogen, offers a wonderfully detailed account of the day's festivities, for those of us not lucky enough to be attending in person as the SCA's newest Kingdom was proclaimed on October 16.

King Coenwulf Penny Brings US$409,000 at Auction

A 9th century, gold, Anglo-Saxon penny sold for over US$400,000 recently, a world record for a British coin.

14th Century Fresco Discovered in Siena, Italy

A well-preserved fresco dating to 1370 has been found on the wall of the Santa Maria della Scala hospital museum in Siena, Italy.

King's Wall Protected Against Invasion and Plague

A section of the "King's Wall" constructed in Edinburgh, Scotland by James II has been discovered during excavation for a building site.

Berwick Today: Saxon Chapel Found at Bamburgh Castle

Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.

Iron Age Horse Burial Discovered in North Yorkshire

Experts are investigating the ceremonial burial site of four horses dating to the 1st century C.E. discovered recently in North Yorkshire, England.

What Columbus Ate

Researchers have put together a menu of the food items eaten by Christopher Columbus and his crews on the three voyages to the New World.

Citizen: An outsider's view of AEthelmearc's Crown Tourney

Amaris Elliott-Engel, a reporter for the Citizen learned firsthand the difference between a Renaissance Fair and the SCA when she attended the recent AEthelmearc Crown Tournament.