Who's Buried in Columbus' Tomb?

DNA testing is being used to try to determine whether a tomb in Seville, Spain contains the actual remains of Christopher Columbus.

A&S and Service to Have Warpoints at An Tir/West War

Arts and Sciences and Service will have their own Warpoints at the upcoming An Tir/West War to be held July 3-6, 2003 in the Principality of the Summits.

Touring Medieval Italy on the Web

This week, Dame Aoife takes readers on a tour of Medieval Italy online with annotated links.

Raoukinn Eyverska Placed on Vigil in An Tir

The Honorable Lady Raoukinn Eyverska has been placed on vigil and will be knighted at An Tir's July Coronation, the first woman in fifteen years to receive knighthood in that Kingdom.

Calontiri Talents to Shine in Concert in the Park

Subjects of the Kingdom of Calontir will showcase their talents at the annual Concert in the Park at Lilies War, Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 6:00 pm.

Midrealm Pennsic Champions Announced

Their Majesties Pieter and Nan Astrid of the Middle Kingdom have announced Their Champions for the upcoming Pennsic War.

AEthelmearc Introduces New Website for Chancellors of Youth

On the AEthelmearc listserve, Dame Aoife Finn announced that a new website for children's issues is online.

Laser Technology May Shed Light on Museum Exhibits

A laser technique used in medicine and aircraft design may help reconstruct ancient artifacts.

Known World Mourns Passing of Claude the Frank

Padraig MacEanruig, Master of Arms, has reported the death of Claude the Frank (Claude Wesley Perkins) on June 10, 2003.

Medieval Frescos Go on Display in Siena

News Telegraph: Frescos unearthed two years ago from a crypt below the Siena Cathedral may be viewed by the public for the first time in 700 years.

10th Century Cathedral Discovered in Germany

Daily Telegraph: The remains of a 10th century cathedral thought to be built by Otto the Great have been discovered in Madgeburg, Germany.

Masters of Defense Invited to Pennsic "Meet and Beat"

Warder The Honorable Lord Andrew Blackwood MacBaine the Purple, Royalty Liaison for the Company of the Bronze Ring for His Majesty Pieter of the Middle Kingdom, conveys an invitation to all Masters of Defense to attend a "Meet and Beat" at the Pennsic War.

Early Music Links Online

Interested in Early Music? Check out the Renaissance music links at the Carolina Classical Connection.

Toilet Exhibit Eliminates Speculation About Medieval Sanitation

A Paris exhibit of medieval toilets and sanitation proves that people of the Middle Ages were more advanced than once thought.

Brewers to Compete at Pennsic

THL Zuriel Nightshade has announced that there will be an Interkingdom Brewers Guild competition at Pennsic 32.

Oldest English Writing Found on Saxon Brooch

News Telegraph: Four runes on an Anglo-Saxon brooch may be the oldest English writing found to date.

Archaeologists Repair Viking "Faeces Fossil"

To continue our ongoing discussion of medieval sanitation practices, consider this article from BBC News about the restoration of a 1200-year-old fossilized human faeces, quite possibly the most popular exhibit at the Archaeological Resource Centre in York, England.

AEthelmearc War Practice Photos Online

Ce'tach Fitzgibbon, archer and webwizard, has posted photos from the 2003 AEthelmearc War Practice.

Viking Research Available Online

Martin Rundkvist, Swedish archaeologist and expert on Viking grave excavations, has made two ebooks of his Viking research available online.

Border Raids A&S Faire Rules Posted

Lady Genevieve D'Valois has forwarded the rules for the A&S competition at the upcoming Border Raids to be held June 27-29, 2003 in Ft. Knox, KY.

Find Your Inner Geek

Take the "Inner Geek" Test and see how being in the SCA makes you a geek!

Great Western War Pre-registration is Open!

Pre-registration for Caid's biggest event is now open.

MidLaurel.com Up and Running

The all new Midrealm Laurels website went online Friday.

Professional Mead Maker Offers Online Tutorial

Master Fionn MacPhail, an SCA member who makes and sells mead professionally, shares some of his knowledge in an extensive tutorial article published on his web site.

Odo and Elena Crowned King and Queen of Trimaris

The Medieval Times reports on the Coronation of Their Majesties of Trimaris, Odo and Elena.

SCA Fighters Take on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

A photo of SCA fighters faced off against a group of Mounties in riot gear has been making the rounds. See more.

Literary Links Lend Light to Life

This week Dame Aoife discusses literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Medieval Garderobe Offers Clues to Pilgrim Life

The excavation of a 13th century tavern in Lichfield, England, including a large public toilet, has archaeologists and scientists excited.

Double War Photos on SKA Uma

An online photo album including shots from Drachenwald's recent Double War is available at SKA Uma.

French Archaeological Library Reopened in Afghanistan

Jang.com: After 20 years, the French Archaeological Library in Afghanistan has been reopened by Bernadette Chirac, wife of the French President.