Night of the Living Dead Languages

Cornell Daily Sun: Who says academics have no sense of humor?! A recent event held (on the Ides of March!) at Cornell University was called "Night of the Living Dead Languages" and featured readings in several ancient and medieval languages.

Romans to Battle Celts in Brisbane

Glen Innis Examiner: Organizers of the Celtic Festival in Brisbane, Australia are looking for a few strapping young men to defend their homes from invading Romans.

New Exhibit on Japanese Calligraphy and Painting

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: "Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from the Japanese Religious Traditions" will be exhibited at the Smithsonian's Sackler Gallery through July 18.

Preliminary Ruling Finds Cause for Further Action in Schragger Case

Morning Call: Ben Schragger, known in the SCA as Lord Ben the Steward, will face "further court action," according to a published report following a preliminary hearing.

Web Site Features "Aurora's Feast" Event Photos

"I took a few pictures," says Lady Bertana of Cissanbyrig, an Atenveldt citizen who has posted nearly 150 photos from the recent Aurora's Feast event.

Sketches Found in Museum Stockroom Identified as Michelangelo Originals

A pair of sketches discovered in the stockroom of the Prado gallery in Spain have been officially identified as originals created by Renaissance artist Michelangelo.

Mummified Hand Stolen from Salisbury Pub

Visitors to the Haunch of Venison in Salisbury, England will no longer be greeted by an 18th century, mummifed hand, which was stolen recently from the pub.

Bronze Age Bangles Gift to Welsh Gods

14 pieces of gold and bronze jewelry and other artifacts dating back 3000 years were discovered recently by metal detectors in Wrexham, Wales.

New Bardic Champions in East Kingdom

Lord Rowen Cloteworthy announced that the new Bardic Champions for the East Kingdom are Lady Siobhan inghean ui Dhonnabhain and Master Arden of Icombe.

Byzantine Villa Discovered Near Netanya, Israel The ruins of a villa dating to the 5-6th centuries C.E. have been discovered near Netanya, Israel by construction workers building a highway off-ramp.

1,000-Year-Old Viking Harbor Complex Discovered Archaeologists in Norway have discovered the remains of a 1,000-year-old Viking harbor complex.

New Exhibit on Monastic Illuminated Manuscripts

"Seeking Illumination: Monastic Manuscripts, 800-1200" will be on display at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles through June 13, 2004.

Attendee at SCA Event Honorable Mention Candidate for "Darwin Awards"

Several years ago, someone attending an SCA event in Kentucky did something amazingly stupid. A witness has recently nominated the man for an Honorable Mention in the "Darwin Awards".

Correction to Recent Request-for-Commentary from the BoD

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has posted a correction to the recent RFC letter concerning membership numbers required for various group sizes.

"The Reckoning:" a Medieval Thriller

A new medieval thriller, starring Paul Bettany and Willem Dafoe, brings the 14th century alive through painstaking recreation which includes cold castles and the Black Plague.

Criminals' Remains Found in Oxford Castle Moat

Archaeology Magazine: The remains of about seventy prisoners, some dating back to the 16th century, have been found in excavations of the moat at Oxford Castle.

Photos Online from Newcomers' Event in Lochac

The College of St. Monica, which is part of the Shire of Krae Glas (Monash University, Clayton campus, in south-east Melbourne, Australia), hosted the Newcomers' Faire on the 20th March, AS XXXVIII.'s Lochac correspondent shares his event report and photo album.

Greek Astronomy and the Medieval Arabic Tradition

American Scientist: Medieval Islamic astronomers may have corrected and improved on Greek astronomy by creating new mathematical tools to explain the motions of celestial objects.

Trimaris Wins Rapier Field Melee at Gulf Wars

For the first time in Gulf Wars history, Trimaris and her allies have taken the Rapier Field Melee Battle!

Ealdormere Concludes Its First Golden Seamstress Competition

Nicolaa provides an event summary and results from Ealdormere's first Golden Seamstress competition, held March 19 in Ontario.

Lectures to Highlight Klakavirki Event

The Incipient Shire of Klakavirki will host lectures on armoring and Renaissance wedding customs, as well as a tourney, at its first event August 27-29, 2004 at the Naval Air Station in Keflavik, Iceland.

"Most Faithful" Wife Still Honored After Centuries

A marble plaque bearing the inscription "Most Faithful" was found in a 3rd century Roman grave near Canterbury, England recently, speaking of a husband's gesture of eternal love.

17th Century Hand Grenade from the Battle of Killiecrankie Discovered

News Telegraph: A fragment from a hand grenade has been recovered from the site of the 17th century Battle of Killiecrankie, a celebrated Jacobite victory.

Atlantia Kingdom A&S Competition Winners Announced

James of Middle Aston, King Minister of Arts & Sciences for Atlantia, has announced the winners of the recent Kingdom Arts and Sciences Festival.

Real Gladiators Ate Barley!

News.telegraph: Cemetery research has discovered that the diet of the Roman gladiator consisted mainly of barley and beans.

Welsh Sword of State to be Unveiled May 1

IC Wales: On May 1, 1421, the last of the Welsh freedom fighters surrendered. Now the day will commemorate the unveiling of the new Welsh Sword of State being created to honor Owain Glyndwr's coronation.

Outlands Heirs Determined

Baron Giovanni di Sienna defeated Duke Johann von Balduinseck to secure the Coronet for his lady, Countess Cainnleach Uiseir of Glendalough.

Elvish Language Courses Offered in England

Omaha World Herald: Students at Turves Green Boys' Technology College in Birmingham, England have a rare opportunity: the chance to study conversational Elvish.

Finnish Saga Inspiration for "Lord of the Rings"

National Geographic: The Kalevala, the Finnish national epic poem, may have inspired J.R.R. Tolkien's "Lord of the Rings" according to researchers.

Uffizi Museum to be Renovated

The Palazzo degli Uffizi, an art museum in Florence, Italy which has stood since 1575, is about to get its first face-lift in several decades. The Uffizi is world-renowned for having one of the single greatest art collections, and is home to several priceless works of the Renaissance.