Roman Gaming Die Fetches Astonishing Auction Price

The dodecahedral gaming or fortune-telling die auctioned by Christies on December 11 brought a sale price much higher than estimated.

Electronic Folklore Site Offers Resources for Researchers and Storytellers

ResearchBuzz: The Directory of Folklore and Mythology Electronic Texts offers a searchable database for those doing research in the field or looking for bardic inspiration.

Qveere Eye for thye Medieval Man

New humor from the create your own Bayeux Tapestry web site: a medieval reality show.

SCA Illuminator Debuts Holiday Cards

PR: Contessa Luciana Di Carlo, an SCA illuminator and modern-world professional artist, has sent a press release announcing formation of a new company, The Gylded Page.

Violin's Sound Linked to European Ice Age

Experts are now suggesting that Europe's mini age age which began in the 14th century may have affected trees from which the world's most famous violins were made.

Missouri License Plate Design Online

Residents of the Kingdom of Calontir who live in the state of Missouri may design their personalized "Kingdom of Calontir" license plates online.

Vikings & Sagas & Castles, Oh My!

Dame Aoife shares resources for Medieval Scandinavia, including some tasty Norse and Viking sites.

How Monty Python Changed the World

A newly-released autobiography of the famous British comedy troupe chronicles their rise from obscurity to comedy classic and SCA favorite.

"Hobbit" to Follow Lord of the Rings Trilogy?

"Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson now says that he would like to follow his successful trilogy by filming "The Hobbit," Tolkien's prequel, with some of the same cast.

"Lost" Avebury Stones Discovered

An arc of megaliths that were once part of the Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire, England, have been rediscovered.

Ancient Greek Verses Found in Vatican Manuscript

As many as 200 previously unknown verses attributed to the Greek playwright Menander have been re-discovered in a manuscript in the Vatican Library.

Volodar Ivanovic to be Elevated at AnTir Twelfth Night

Dame Arwen Lioncourt and Baroness Anderwyn na Sionan have announced that THL Volodar Ivanovic will be elevated to the Order of the Pelican at AnTir's upcoming Twelfth Night celebration.

Robin Netherton to Lecture in Philadelphia

Robin Netherton, expert on medieval clothing, will lecture at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, PA February 28, 2004.

Renaissance Prayer Book Discovered at Hertfordshire School

A Renaissance prayer book, valued at

Louis XVII to Have Royal Burial, 209 Years Late

DNA analysis positively proves that a heart long believed to be that of Louis XVII is genetically compatible with DNA taken from the tombs of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Glasgow Archaeologists Unearth 16th Century Monastery

Evening Times: The medieval ruins of the Francisan Friary have been discovered near the site of Science Project, a project planned to bring jobs into the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

Carpark to Cover Roman Mosaics

Some of the most impressive mosaics ever unearthed in Rome will soon be covered up by a parking lot.

Stefan's Florilegium Files Updates for December

THL Stefan li Rous has announced additions to Stefan's Florilegium for December.

Rowany Festival to Take Place in Lochac

Sir Gregory of Loch Swan has announced that this year's Rowany Festival will take place April 8-13, 2004 in the Kingdom of Lochac.

Dig Low Sweet Chariot

SUN Online: A 2,500 year old chariot, with the driver's skeleton still onboard, was discovered by workmen as they dug up a field in England while working on a new roadway.

Jesus Ossuary Back in the News

New scholarly research on a burial box, purported to be that of James, brother of Jesus, says it is too early to call the box a fake.

Tiny Siege Engines Wanted

The Atlantia Siege Guild is looking for a few good, SMALL, siege engines for a Tabletop Siege Challenge to be held February 28, 2004 at the Ponte Alto Investiture.

Turkish Farmers Key to Language Origins

Nature: A new study finds evidence that farmers in Turkey were key to the spread of Indo-European languages 9,000 years ago.

Welsh Sun-Disc Declared Treasure

A Copper or Bronze Age sun disc, considered to be the earliest artifact of its kind to be discovered in Wales, has been declared a treasure.

Atlantia's Runestone Collegium Cancelled

Asszony Bessenyei Rozsa, Seneschal, Barony of the Sacred Stone, has announced that Runestone Collegium/Winter Solstice, to be held December 13, 2003 in Ashville, NC, has been cancelled.

The History of Eating Utensils

The history and evolution of eating utensils can be researched by accessing the online Rietz Food Technology Collection.

New King Arthur Film to Debut in July 2004

A new King Arthur film, with a post Roman Britain slant, is scheduled to open in theaters in July 2004.

Da Vinci's Flyer Comes to Life

Discovery News: Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine really does fly!

NPR's Ira Glass Admits Radio is Less Popular Than Jousting

Onion A.V. Club: In an interview for the Onion A.V. Club, popular public radio personality Ira Glass admitted that jousting just might be more popular than public radio.

Museum Exhibit Lost at Los Angeles Airport

En route to an exhibit at the Middle Eastern Studies Association of North America conference in Anchorage, the world famous Palestine Costume Archive travelling exhibit was lost. Now a worldwide plea has gone out to help locate and return the exhibit to its rightful owners.