Herbal Interest Group in Calontir

Herbalists in the Kingdom of Calontir have formed an interest group for the study of herbs and plants.

Museum of London Ponders Fate of Skeletons

Guardian Unlimited: The Museum of London has 20,000 skeletons in its closet and is being urged to give them Christian burial.

2nd Century Roman Ship Discovered in Naples

IOL: An excavation for a new subway in Naples, Italy has unearthed a 2nd century Roman ship complete with hundreds of amphorae.

Lochac 12th night A&S Winners Announced

Lady Katerina da Brescia, Kingdom of Lochac A&S Minister, has announced the winners of the recent 12th Night A&S Competition, along with new photos of entries.

British Strive to Make History Relevant to Students

News Telegraph: Students taking GCSE history examinations will be able to evaluate television programs and museums as part of their course work.

Latin Makes a Comeback in American Schools

Delaware News Journal: The push for higher test scores has generated new interest in the study and teaching of Latin in America's classrooms.

West Kingdom Portraits Online

A beautiful collection of portraits taken by professional photographer Kevin Connery is now available online.

The Witches of Suffolk

East Anglian Daily Times: Macabre finds at Suffolk, England's Rookyard Farm have residents wondering about witchcraft.

Last Chance to Purchase "In Service to the Dream"

Mythos Productions, the film company that made "In Service to the Dream," is currently selling off the last of the copies of the SCA documentary. The company will *not* be going out of business, but will be closing its store.

Robin Netherton to Lecture at University of Illinois

All Things Medieval, the student interest group at the University of Illinois-Springfield, and the Shire of Swordcliffe, will host a free day-long seminar by medieval clothing expert Robin Netherton.

Metal Casting

Dame Aoife share resources for metal casting in this week's column.

Atlantian 12th Night Photos Online

Caterine St. Loe has announced that her lord, Steven Weymark, has made available a number of photos taken at the January 2004 Atlantian 12th Night.

Scottish Music Teacher Recreates Ancient Horn

John Kenny, a Scottish musicologist, is helping to recreate an ancient silver trumpet used in the Middle East.

Oerthan SCAdian Critically Injured in Traffic Accident

This morning, Viscountess Mistress Alicianne de Montfort of Sprucewood, OP, (mka Ann Clark) was involved in a very serious traffic accident on icy roads near her home in Selviergard, Oertha.

Legal Changes for Minors Affect Estrella War

Yehudah of Nuremberg, High Sheriff of Atenveldt, has announced that there are changes to rules for minors attending this year's Estrella War.

Photos from Quest for Lancelot Event Online

Lady Sheridan has posted her photos from the Shire of Sangre del Sol's recent event.

Stirling Heads to be Studied

Sunday Herald: 38 carved oak roundels comprise the "Stirling Heads," a treasure trove of 16th century woodworking thought to be "laden with visual metaphors aimed at visiting dignitaries."

Pennsic 33 Pre-Registration and Group Registration Open

Campers and group or household Land Agents can register on-line for Pennsic War 33 at Pennsicwar.org, the official Pennsic website.

AnTir Coronation Court Creates Eleven New Peers

The outgoing Majesties of AnTir honored many subjects in a nine-hour, marathon closing court at the kingdom's January 10, 2004 Twelfth Night and Coronation.

Update on Baron Koppel

Lord Aleksandr, of Trimaris, provides an update on Baron Koppel, an early Knight in the East Kingdom and in Trimaris, whose battle with mental illness and poverty has sparked a local relief effort.

Once More, With Hobbits

"Once More with Hobbits, A Lord of the Rings/Buffy the Vampire Slayer Adventure" is a filker's work in progress and an homage to both genres.

Disabilities Coordinator Makes Plans for Pennsic 33

Katya Zhdana Volkova Kievskaya, Disabilities Services Coordinator for Pennsic 33, has already begun making preparations for the August War.

"About the SCA: A Brochure for Site Owners"

A new, full-color brochure, designed to inform site owners about the SCA, is now available in PDF format on the SCA website.

Legal Professionals Sought for Committee

Stephanie J. Smith, Chairperson of the SCA Legal Committee, is looking for SCA members with legal training for the Society Legal Committee.

Lift a Glass to Brewing

The Medieval and Renaissance Brewing Homepage focuses on the topic of historic brewing.

William Wallace to be Given Hero's Burial

William Wallace, Scotland's national hero, has never been given a proper burial, but that is now to change.

Mummies Unearthed in Siberian Graveyard

New York Times: Russian scientists were surprised by five 1,000-year-old mummies, clad in reindeer skins and copper masks, discovered recently in a Siberian graveyard.

Indian Mob Destroys Ancient Manuscripts

Members of a group calling themselves Sambhaji Brigade destroyed over 30,000 ancient manuscripts January 5, 2004 at the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute.

12th Night Coronation in Lochac

Images from the Coronation of Aedward and Yolande at the Kingdom of Lochac's Twelfth Night, held in the Canton of Krae Glas, are now available on the Krae Glas website.

Viscount Sir Gawyne d'Ibelin Passes On

Lochac's last Prince, Sir Gawyne d'Ibelin, Viscount, KSCA, OST, OSH, PC, AA has succumbed to leukemia after a long battle.