"Two Towers" Hotties Have Women Panting

Have a crush on a hobbit? Can't get enough of Gimli's barrel-chest, or finding yourself lost in Legolas' baby blues? USA Today analyzes your crush in an article about the sexy men of the film.

Magna Carta Magnified

Genealogy Web: What was the Magna Carta all about? What does it say, and in what context was it written? This article takes a look at the political climate in which the important document was written.

Controversial "Bog People" Exhibit Opens at Canadian Museum

ArtsCanada: The opening of the exhibit "The Mysterious Bog People" at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Canada has sparked controversy.

Human Remains Found at Medieval Ship Site

Archaeologists excavating a 15th century ship in Newport, Wales have unearthed human remains.

Photos from Atenveldt Southern Crusades Online

Sir Craven and Sir Ismenia of the Kingdom of Atenveldt have posted photos from the recent Southern Crusades 2002 event.

Relics of Kublai Khan's Lost Fleet Found in Japan

Archaeology: Archaeologists working in Imari Bay have discovered remnants of a ship or ships which may well be part of Kublai Khan's invasion force from 1281.

An Tir Autocrats to Have Discussion List

Autocrats in An Tir have a new resource for questions and discussion. An e-mail list has been created to allow discussion of topics relating to autocrating events.

Future of Southern Reaches Still Under Discussion

Their Majesties Gerhart and Una of Caid have issued a statement that a new poll will be conducted regarding the future of the Southern Reaches (New Zealand).

J.R.R. Tolkien -- Enemy of Progress

Salon: A noted science fiction author traces humanity's fascination with Romantic heroes, from the Norse and Greek epics through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and Enlightenment, and into one of the 20th Century's modern myths.

Post-Byzantine: The Greek Renaissance, Exhibit on Display in New York

The Onassis Cultural Center on Fifth Avenue in New York is the site of a wonderful small display of 15th-18th century Greek treasures from the Byzantine & Christian Museum in Athens.

Digital Records May Start to 'Obscure the Past'

Historical records may be lost if put in a digital format, because of the rapid advancement in computer technology.

East Kingdom Cross Stitch Designs Available Online

Counted-stitch designs for East Kingdom badges are available online.

Bronze Age Treasure Discovered in Wales

Two young men with metal detectors have discovered a Bronze Age treasure dating back 3,000 years near Rossett, in Wrexham, Wales.

Latin Gives New Twist to Holiday Classics

A&E Spotlight: "Quomodo Invidiosulus Nomine Grinchus Christi Natalem Abrogaverit," or for the Latinate-challenged, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," is becoming a popular new Christmas tradition.

Soccer Invented by Romans

Ananova.com: According to Italy's leading encyclopedia, football, known as soccer in the United States, was popularized by the Romans.

New Royalty in Nordmark

In a Coronet Tournament held December 14, 2002, Brendan the Tired and Anna Laresdotter became the new Prince and Princess of Nordmark.

Medieval Viking Optical Lenses Exhibit Modern Accuracy

In an article featured in Opto & Laser Europe, Oliver Graydon reports that 11th and 12th century Swedish optical lenses perform comparably to modern designs.

Morgan Cain to be Elevated to Order of the Pelican

Their Majesties Patrick Michael and Julia of Ansteorra will elevate Morgan Cain to the Order of the Pelican at Coronation January 11, 2003.

RusCuisine.com Offers Authentic Russian Recipes

Looking for authentic Russian recipes? Check out RusCuisine.com!

Thirteenth Century Heraldry Online

Brian Timms has compiled a database of early European heraldry that is available to browse online.

Interkingdom Equestrian Competition Scores Posted

The Honorable Lady Donwenna Beast Healer has announced the current Interkingdom Equestrian Competition scores.

Heralds' Publication to Move

Free Trumpet West, the official publications office of the SCA College of Arms, is moving and will have a new address as of January 1, 2003.

New Features Added to Web Site

"You've got talkbacks!" A new release of the software that runs SCAtoday.net has just been installed, and among other things you can now submit comments on any of our newswire stories.

Caidan Web Site Features Photos from Yule Event

Pictavia: The Dreiburgen Yule event, held in the Kingdom of Caid, featured a life-size chess game with real people as the game pieces. Pictavia has the photos!

Tolkien and Chivalry

Chivalry Today: Here is a multi-part article comparing and contrasting the honorable actions of characters in of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy with modern and historical chivalric ideals.

British Archaeological Find Refutes Theory on Tuberculosis Origins

A long-standing theory has held that the Romans brought tuberculosis to England, but scientists have found a 2200-year-old skeleton that invalidates that claim.

Fabricating the Weapons and Armor of The Lord of the Rings

JOM: The November 2002 issue of JOM, a materials engineering e-zine, includes this detailed article, with lots of photos, on the fabrication of the stage weaponry that made LOTR so visually stunning.

Darksword Armory Gives Additional Details on Theft

We recently reported on a theft of merchandise from Darksword Armory that has severely impacted their business. Here is an update from the owners.

Wenches Online

The International Wenches Guild is an organization of over 2000 women (and a few men) throughout North America that grew out of the Ren Faire culture.

SCA Gift Certificates Make Great Holiday Gifts

The main office of the SCA has announced that gift certificates are now available online.