Midrealm Spring 2004 Crown Tourney Pics

Mistress Iasmin de Cordoba, Baroness Roaring Wastes, shares memories - and photos - from the Middle Kingdom's May 30, 2004 Crown Tourney.

Brannos and Rebekah Heirs to Midrealm Throne

Earl Brannos O'Irongardail, fighting for the honor of Countess Rebekah Mac Tiernan, has won the Middle Kingdom Crown Tournament.

Bare Breasts Popular in 17th Century Fashion

Discovery: According to a report from Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, women's bare breasts were a common fashion statement in 17th century England.

British Archaeologists May Have Greater Chance to Study Human Bones

NewScientist.com: Archaeological excavations throughout Great Britain have unearthed and studied many human remains. Now they have received guidelines for reburial of bones discovered on digs.

Early Music Festival to Take Place in Washington, DC

The Washington Early Music Society is pleased to present a new event this June for lovers of early music, dance and visual arts -- the inaugural Washington Early Music Festival.

The Armoury is Now Open on the Ancanar Film Website

Ancanar is a Tolkien-inspired epic fantasy film. The Armoury section of the Ancanar website showcases the swords and armour forged for the film.

Exhibit on Childhood in Ancient Greece Travels to Cincinnati

"Coming of Age in Ancient Greece: Images of Childhood from the Classical Past" will be at the Cincinnati Art Museum through August 1, 2004.

10-Year-Old Finds Medieval Ring

Nathan Duffield, a 10-year-old student from Milford Haven, England, has discovered a 600-year-old ring with a metal detector.

Scuola Gladiatori Roma Offers Complete Roman Experience

Those who can't get enough of ancient times may want to sign up for the Scuola Gladiatori Roma, where they will learn Latin as well as gladiator skills.

Romans Invade Maryland!

Ancient historians take note: Roman Days are here again and coming to Marietta Mansion in Glenn Dale, Maryland June 12-13, 2004!

I Swear!

There has been much discussion recently about the swearing of oaths in the SCA. This week, Dame Aoife shares her links on the subject.

Ragnarok V Photos Online

Photos from the recent Ragnarok event in the Kingdom of Ealdormere are now available online.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Home on the Market

MSN: "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien's Oxford, England home is for sale for a paltry $2.7 million.

Drachenwald's Double Wars Photos Online

Irg von der Ramsau shares photos taken at the recent Double Wars XVII event held in the Shire of Attemark in

Code-Breakers Hunt for the Holy Grail

World War II's famous Bletchley Park code-breakers have become involved in work to decipher a cryptic inscription which might point to the location of the Holy Grail.

Israeli Shire Becomes Incipient

The Incipient Shire of Beit Aryeh in Israel has been officially formed in the Kingdom of Drachenwald, according to New Groups Coordinator Barcsi Janos.

Baron Wars VII Photos Online

Maelgwn and Asbjorn have posted photos from the Midrealm's recent Baron Wars.

Lochac Still Fighting Weapons Ban in Victoria

Master Delbert von Strassburg, Seneschal for the Kingdom of Lochac, reports on the latest deveolpments pertaining to the ban on certain weapons in Victoria, Australia.

Exhibit on Lombardic Art at the Met

"Painters of Reality: The Legacy of Leonardo and Caravaggio in Lombardy" will be on display at the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through August 15, 2004.

New Museum of Arms and Armor Opens in Louisville, Kentucky

The Courier-Journal: A day-long festival was held on Saturday, May 22, to celebrate the opening of the Frazier Historical Arms Museum.

Would YOU Have Survived the Colonial House?

PBS: PBS offers a quiz to determine if you would have survived four months in a 17th century colonial village.

Middle Ages Alive in Shelby

The Shelby Promoter: Barbara Simonetti, a reporter for the Shelby "Promoter," recently covered the "revelry and feasting" at the Mid-May Festival hosted by the Incipient Shire of North Gate.

Web Sale of Viking Artifacts Creates Controversy

Macomb Daily: An American company selling Viking artifacts from its website has caught the attention of Swedish officials.

Thorin Victorious in AnTir Crown Tourney

Duke Thorin was the victor of the Crown Tournament held May 22, 2004.

"Twice Told Tales, Rumors and Heresay" Help Celebrate Midrealm's 35th Anniversary

Step back into the past and share memories of the SCA long ago when the Midrealm celebrates its 35th anniversary at the Kingdom A & S and the Crown Tournament to be held May 29-31, 2004 in the Barony of Roaring Wastes (Detroit, MI).

Photos from AEthelmearc War Practice

Lord Darter has posted a very nice photo album from this year's AEthelmearc War Practice.

4th Century Punch May be Oldest Alloy Steel Tool

An Iron Age punch dating to the 4th century C.E. may be the oldest European example of alloy steel yet discovered.

Chivalry, Knighthood Aren't Dead

Stars and Stripes: A reporter describes SCA activities in and around Camp Zama, in Japan.

The Staff of Life

Aiofe's Links: Dame Aoife's Links column this week deals with bread and all that goes into it.

Poeta Atlantia to Sponsor Poetic Challenge at Pennsic

Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi of Poeta Atlantia has announced the Known World Poetic Challenge, which will be held at this year's Pennsic War.