"Northmen" to Invade Movie Screens

The wave of movies with medieval themes continues with announcement of the release of Renny Harlin's The Northmen, a history of those nefarious seafarers.

Saalburg Fort Shows Life in Roman Germany

Visitors to Saalburg's reconstructed Roman fort get a first-hand view of what life was like for a Roman soldier in 3rd century Germany.

Glass Armlets Discovered in East Linton Dig

Fragments of two glass armlets dating to Roman times have been discovered near East Linton, England.

"Long Man" Chalk Drawing Newer than Originally Thought

The "Long Man", a figure drawn in chalk on a hillside near Eastbourne, England, may be much newer than experts previously had believed.

Vandal Damages Venetian Statues

A recent wave of vandalism, which Venetian mayor Paolo Costa has blamed on "an isolated lunatic," has resulted in damage to a column of the Doge's Palace at St. Mark's Square

Arthurian Legend Appeals Despite Lack of Evidence

The Exponent discusses the reactions of Purdue University professors to the new "King Arthur" film.

Will Terrorists Target Leaning Tower?

Italian authorities have installed new security gates to help safeguard the Learning Tower of Pisa from terrorist attack.

On Rehydration

Friar Galen of Ockham, former Chirurgeon General of the SCA (and a modern-world medical doctor) has kindly allowed SCAtoday.net to share with you an article he has recently written about hydration for reenactment events.

Archaeologists Say Portchester Castle was an "Integral Shipping Post"

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton have traced Portchester Castle's past from Roman times through the Saxon era and into medieval times.

The Lost Art of Feasting

The New York Times reviews a new volume by Roy Strong called The Lost Art of Eating.

New Study of Voynich Manuscript Finds it Gibberish

In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.

Archers Recognized in Atlantia

Enequy Erensaurlezelasgarria, Menditarra Herald of Stierbach, reports on the Grant Target Archery Shoot held June 26, 2004 in the Incipient Canton of Sudentor in Atlantia and of the Stierbach baronial court that followed.

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Freiman and Emma have posted photos from the recent Drachenwald Summer 2004 Coronation.

Was There a 15th-Century "Little" Medieval Warm Period?

Editorial commentary from CO2 Science Magazine, the journal of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, discussing the scientific evidence for "a major spike in surface air temperature that began sometime in the early 1400s."

Exhibit on 15th Century Manuscripts at the Getty

''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.

SCAdians Gather to Remember Viscount Kylson

Hirsch von Henford reports on the memorial serivce for Viscount Sir Kylson held June 27, 2004.

Scottish Clans Battle Over Claim to King Arthur

Clan MacArthur and Clan Campbell are challenging Cornish claims - and each other's - to the right to claim King Arthur as their own.

Winged Detectives Find Renaissance Fresco

A flock of pigeons has led a group of art historians to a lost Renaissance fresco hidden in the ceiling of a Valencia cathedral.

The Independent: The Care and Feeding of the Renaissance Horse

The British Library has recently acquired a 16-page pamphlet published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1497, the earliest known veterinary textbook printed in Britain.

Rabbits Threaten Viking Site

"What? Behind the rabbit?" "It is the rabbit! It's got nasty, sharp, pointy teeth!" A two-acre site in South Uist (Scotland) that once contained a Viking village is threatened by destructive rabbits.

Merchant Reports Large Theft, Seeks Help Locating Goods

A merchant, Autumn Tree Productions, seeks help in locating US$4000 in goods that were stolen last weekend.

Archdruid Demands Return of Stonehenge

The Archdruid of Wales has called for Stonehenge to be returned to his country.

Photos from a Storm-Tossed Lilies War

Giudo di Niccolo has posted photos from the recent stormy Lilies War 2004.

Gentle Side of Vikings

According to this report in Buxton Today, the common image of Vikings as marauding raiders overlooks their many contributions to the gentler arts and sciences.

Siege Cooking at Lilies War

The Honorable Lady Kateryn de Develyn has written an extensive report on the Siege Cooking Competition at Lilies War.

Combat with a Flourish: Rapier Links

In this week's column, Dame Aoife provides annotated links pertaining to rapier combat.

Grant Helps Speed up Anglo-Norman Dictionary

The work of updating a revised version of the Anglo-Norman Dictionary -- which will probably take until 2019 to complete -- will go just a little faster, thanks to a grant of over three quarters of a million U.S. dollars.

Garage Demolition Allows 13th Century Priory to be Rebuilt

The demolition of a garage in Gloucester will enable the original cloister of the Blackfriars Priory to be restored.

West/AnTir War to Feature A&S War Point

Sabrina de la Bere, Minister of Arts for the Kingdom of the West, has announced that there will be an A&S War Point at this year's West/An Tir War July 2-5, 2004 in Crescent City, CA.

Santa Maria's Bell Returned to Spain

The ship's bell from Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, has been returned to Spain after a legal dispute with Portugal.