Roman Gaming Die Auctioned by Christies

A Roman dodecahedral (twenty-sided) gaming die is being auctioned by the famous Christies auction house.

Mongolian Clothing for Men and Women

In order to document the Mongolian garb usually worn at SCA activities, Linda Krecker-Schkred has published her findings online.

Novae Militiae, The New Knighthood

Novae Militiae is a living history group based in Georgia (USA) which portrays the years 1189-1216 CE in an English military setting.

Al-Hafla in Vancouver a Resounding Success

Shareef Musiqi al-Rashid al-Thaeib reports on the success of the recent al-Hafla held in An Tir.

Manual of Women

An anonymously written cookbook from 16th Century Spain has been translated by Lady Karen Larsdatter of Atlantia and made available online.

Hyde Museum Debuts New Exhibit on Devotional Objects

"Objects of Devotion: The Art of Medieval & Renaissance Europe" will be on display at the Hoopes Gallery of the Hyde Collection Art Museum in Glens Falls, New York, through March, 2004.

King Harold to be Disinterred

Guardian Unlimited: If archaeologists have their way, a tomb containing remains, which may or may not be those of King Harold, the last Anglo Saxon ruler of England, will soon be opened.

Dirk MacMartin Made Knight in Calontir

On the Calontir list, Thyri announced that Dirk MacMartin has been made a knight.

SCA/LHA Join Forces for 12th Night in East Kingdom

Members of Smoking Rocks in southeast Massachusetts will be teaming up with members of the Living History Association for a Twelfth Night celebration January 10, 2004.

British Producer Seeks Experts to Design "Super Weapons"

East Kingdom List: Matthew Catling, a British television producer for Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd, is looking for a select group of people to design, build test ancient "super weapons."

Ealdormere's Golden Seamstress Competition Updated

Autocrat THL Mauvrneen MacKellar has announced that Ealdormere's first ever Golden Seamstress Competition will be held March 19-20, 2004 in Burford, Ontario. There have been changes to both site and date for the event.

"Ghost Fleet" Leads Researchers to Pisa Lagoon

telegraph.co.uk: Researchers working on the remains of a Roman "ghost fleet" found buried in the mud near the Italian city of Pisa, now believe that the city may have been built on a lagoon, much like early Venice.

Tang Dynasty Ruins Uncovered in Three Gorges Area

Travel in China: A large and well-preserved cultural center dating to the Tang Dynasty has been discovered in the Three Gorges area of China.

Shakespeare to be Analyzed by Computer

Discovery Channel: A new study will use computers to analyze stylistics in the works of William Shakespeare in order to determine authorship.

14th Century Jewish Scroll Recovered

Daily News: A 14th-century kabbalistic manuscript, stolen by the Nazis during World War II, has been recovered and presented to the Jewish Community Organization of Vienna.

Saint Ivan the Terrible?

Washington Post: Some Russians are now putting pressure on the Russian Orthodox Church to canonize Ivan the Terrible.

Study Says Medieval New World Map Is Real

AP: Scholars continue to debate the authenticity of a map said to have been made fifty years before Columbus set sail. The map, if authentic, could be one of the first to show the New World.

When Good Tapestries Go Bad

SomethingAwful.com: It's just....wrong. A news parody site has collected some truly warped creations from the do-it-yourself Bayeux Tapestry web site.

West Sussex Tomb May Contain Remains of King Harold II

Historians believe that a tomb at Holy Trinity Church in Bosham, West Sussex, may be the final resting place of King Harold II, who was killed at the Battle of Hastings.

Burial Mound May Include Viking Longship

Researchers from the University of Oslo believe that an oval shape which has come up on radar studies of a burial mound near Toensberg may be a Viking longship.

Article Examines SCA History, Customs, and Values

Morning Call: The local newspaper that broke the story about the Ben Schragger child abuse allegations has followed that series of articles with a feature story on the SCA itself.

Airspeed Velocity of Swallows Calculated

Information vital to any member of the SCA is now available online: Calculating the velocity of an unladen swallow!

Lampworking on the Web

Dame Aoife shares links for medieval lampworking and glass bead lampworking on the web.

Dark Ages Re-Creation Company at Cranbrook Institute of Science

The Dark Ages Re-creation Company (DARC) will be visiting the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Detroit, Michigan (USA) November 29-30, 2003 to promote "Full Circle, First Contact," a traveling exhibit showing Viking influence on the new world.

Shard Laughlin, Pennsic Merchant, Dies After Fall

Shard Laughlin, merchant and member of the SCA, died November 9, 2003 at the age of 35 in the Chicago area after a fall from a ladder.

Prism Coffeehouse to Host Welsh Music Workshop

The Prism Coffeehouse in Charlottesville, VA, will play host to a Welsh Music featuring harpist Robin Huw Bowen, November 26, 2003.

Atlantian Ban on Visible Modern Armor Soon in Effect

In the Kingdom of Atlantia, law section 10.1.4 banning armor of overtly modern appearance at Kingdom events, will be in effect as of December 1, 2003.

Kensington Runestone on Loan to Sweden

Echo Press: The famous Kensington Runestone will be on display at the Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm, Sweden until the end of January, 2004.

History of the Lottery

NASPL: The North American Association of State and Provincial Libraries has created a short timeline on the history of lotteries.

New Zealand Discovered by the Chinese?

Ashburton Guardian: Cedric Bell, a British amateur archaeologist, believes that the Chinese may have discovered New Zealand over two thousand years ago.