New Exhibit on Forgery at the Folger Shakespeare Library

A new exhibit on "Fakes, Forgeries and Facsimiles" will be at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, from August 20, 2003, through January 3, 2004.

Period Fireworks Displayed at Pennsic 32

Pennsic 32, held as usual at Cooper's Lake Campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (USA), featured a display of mostly-period pyrotechnics. Iustinos Tekton has posted a photo album of the performance.

Artwork Needed for KWAR and KWCS Event Booklet

The Barony of Caerthe, which will be hosting the Knowne Worlde Academy of the Rapier and the Knowne Worlde Costuming Symposium as a joint event, seeks cover artwork for the event booklet.

Caligula Really Was Nuts

The Guardian: An archeaological dig in Rome backs ancient writers' portrait of Caligula as a megalomaniac.

Arts and Sciences on Parade at Pennsic 32

Myriad artisans displayed their fine workmanship at the Coopers' barn on Monday.

Tyger Roars in Woods at Pennsic

The Pennsic Woods Battle, held Monday, was a victory for the East Kingdom.

Pennsic Blood Drive Successful, Will Return Next Year

The Pennsic Blood Drive collected 90 pints of blood for the Red Cross, slightly short of quota but enough that they will return next year.

Employment Exchange Board at Pennsic

Sca_Maids_and_Valets, an e-mail employment exchange group, is attempting its first on-site posting board at Pennsic War.

Fines for Laziness at Italy's Historic Churches

AP: Officials have announced fines to curtail loitering and littering at churches and other historical sites in Venice and Florence.

New Exhibit on Ancient Egyptian Artists Opens at the Walters

A new exhibit, "Tools and Models of Ancient Egyptian Artists," is running at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, from August 9, 2003, through March 28, 2004.

Tourists are Trashing Italian Churches

AP: Italy's churches draw millions of visitors each year, and anger is mounting over how some mistreat the nation's religious heritage.

First Day of Pennsic Blood Drive: A Qualified Success

His Majesty Pieter van Doorn led a parade of blood donors to the first day of the blood drive today.

Shanghai Museum Pays $4.5 Million for 10th Century Calligraphy

AP: The Shanghai Museum has paid $4.5 million for a 1,000-year-old set of Chinese calligraphy books, the "Chunhuage Tie," which include the only known works by several master calligraphers.

Lochac Announces College of Scribes Website

Giles, the Lochac Provost of Scribes, has announced a new website for the College of Scribes.

Lochac Chirurgeonate Website Updated

Liadan inghean Ghlasain, Stormhold Chirurgeon, and Web Mistress for the Lochac Chirurgeonate website, has announced a major update.

Newly Revised Electronic Communication Policy Offered for Public Comment

The Board of Directors seeks commentary from the populace on proposed amendments to the Electronic Communication Policy.

SCA Photographer Showcases Event Photos from Early Days

SCA photographer Keradwc an Cai has an extensive collection of his work on the Web, including several events from as far back as A.S. XII.

The Mystery of Arthur's Camelot Solved?

"Arturius - A Quest for Camelot," an online publication by D.F. Carroll that claims to have solved the mystery of the historic Arthur, is available for free download online.

Memorial to be Held for Baron Robbin Greybeard

A memorial for Master Baron Sergeant Robbin Greybeard will be held August 9, 2003 in Spokane, WA.

No Loch Ness Monster, says BBC team

A team of BBC researchers, using satellite navigation technology and hundreds of sonar beams, has shown that there is no monster in Loch Ness.

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes to be Available Online

Meg Baron, President of the SCA, has announced that the Board of Directors now publishes approved meeting minutes on the SCA's web site, and that a project is underway to transcribe minutes of previous BoD meetings as well.

Discoverer of the "James Ossuary" Arrested in Jerusalem

Boston Globe: Antiquities dealer, Oded Golan, has been arrested for suspicion of forgery after experts declared the ossuary box, brought to light by Golan, was a fake.

Puddings & Preserves Exhibit Showcases Elizabethan Cookery

Hampton Court Palace, in London, England, will be the site of the "Puddings & Preserves" display, September 20-28, 2003.

Roman Mosaics Discovered in Sicily

News Telegraph: Archaeologists excavating an imperial-style Roman villa near Noto, Sicily, have discovered a dazzling display of Tellaro Mosaics depicting the hunting of wild animals and stories from ancient Troy.

First Century "Roman Cosmetics" Found in London Archaeological Dig

Archaeologists working at the site of a Roman temple in London, dating back to AD 50, have found a sealed tin box containing a white cream, thought to be face cream or face paint.

Excavations at Heathrow Airport Unearth 8,000 Years of History

80 archaeologists working on the site of Heathrow's new Terminal 5 have discovered 80,000 artifacts dating as far back as 6,000 BCE.

Stuffed Dormice...Not Just for Breakfast Anymore

Excavations near Whitehall Villa in Nether Heyford, Northamptonshire, have revealed Roman culinary secrets, including stuffed dormice.

Genetic Fingerprinting to be Used to Solve Mystery of the Canterbury Gospels

Scientists in Cambridge, England are undertaking a project to trace the origin of the Canterbury Gospels, traditionally thought to have come to England with Saint Augustine.

AEthelmearc Mourns Passing of Lord Efron Le Fey

It has been announced that Lord Efron Le Fey, a founding member of the Shire of Hunter's Home in AEthelmearc, passed away July 31, 2003 after a long illness.

Romans to Battle Celts at Pennsic

It'll be Romans vs. Celts on the Pennsic battlefield August 13 when House Darkyard and Legio Draconis take on the Pennsic Bog Celts.