Virtual Museum of Medieval Middle Eastern Artifacts

Calontir List: Lord Michael and Lady Neathery have shared their wealth of knowledge, photographs, and travel experience in a virtual museum on their websites.

Unicycle Jousting

While a student at Oregon State University, Brian Lewis tried unicycle jousting with a closet rod topped with a tennis ball. Since then he's refined his game.

Topica to Host On-Line Discussion of Medieval Deeds of Arms

Finnvarr de Taahe will lead an on-line discussion of medieval deeds of arms on the Tournament Companies List starting Jan. 13.

A Wealth of Information on Medieval France

Aoife (Lis) of Endless Hills shares her annotated list of websites and links dealing with Medieval France.

AEthelmearc and Chirurgeonate Mourn Passing of Lady Aine Morgwen na Dhirmida

Charleston Gazette: Former Blackstone Mountain Herald and Chirurgeon Lady Aine (mka Susan Cobb Harshbarger), has died.

Missing Ad Won't Stop Festival of Maidens 30 in W

The Barony of W

"The Big Project" in Calontir

The citizens of Calontir are being encouraged to put their biggest, best and darkest plans and schemes on paper for this winter's Crown Tourney.

Search for Tweed Bridge Planned

The Scotsman: Archaeologists in Scotland are searching for the remains of an Anglo-Saxon bridge spanning the River Tweed believed to have been commissioned by a 7th century king.

Chivalry Makes a Comeback

Great Falls Tribune: In March or April, The Discovery Channel will air a re-creation of a jousting match with museum-grade armor and weapon reproductions.

Early Highlanders Spoke Norse

The Herald: Archaeologists have found artifacts in the Scottish Highlands nearly identical to those in Norway.

SCA to Participate in Miniature Gaming Convention

SCA members in Pennsylvania will offer a demo at the Cold Wars Convention of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society-East March 7-9, 2003 in Lancaster, PA.

MK Order of the Rose & Viscounty Site is Live

I am most pleased to announce to you that the Middle Kingdom's Order of the Rose and Viscounty site went live today! Happy 12th Night!

University of New Paris to be Held in Estonia

The University of New Paris will be held January 17-19, 2003 in Tallinn, Estonia.

Renaissance Terracotta Brings Record Price

The Art Newspaper: Riccio's extraordinarily rare and tender terracotta of the Virgin and Child sold for a staggering

Magna Graecia Through Jan. 5 at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Magna Graecia, the groundbreaking exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art is in its last few days. If you can, go there in person. If not, be sure to visit the on-line exhibition. The show features Western Greek art from eight different museums, and most pieces have never been seen in the US.

Coffee: "Lovelier Than a Thousand Kisses"

If you are a true worshipper of the Bean, you will want to visit the Coffee Science Information Centre for a scientific explanation of why coffee is the nectar of the gods.

Knattleikr - Not Just for Vikings Anymore

Bored? Looking for an exciting new/old game? Try Knattleikr, a cross between rugby and hurley, a Viking sport that will be demoed at the 2003 Medieval Conference.

Note to Article Contributors

The Webmaster provides some reminders for those contributing articles on this site.

Armoring Links

Here is a Christmas present for armorers: an extensive annotated list of armoring links and related websites posted by Lis on the AEthelmearc listserve.

History of the Crusades Online

An online version of the six-volume narrative history of the Crusades is now available online.

Points to Ponder: The Two Towers as a Badly-Run D&D Game

EN World: Find yourself switching into gaming mode during The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers? So have others....

Middle Kingdom Welcomes New Subject

Their Majesties Tarrach and Fina of the Middle Kingdom have a new subject, Veronica Irene Lilly.

Alina and Midair Contribute to the Midrealm Populace

On December 20, Alina Foxwood gave birth to a firstborn son, Marcus Benjamin, in the Middle Kingdom.

Happy Holidays

From the staff of, warm wishes to all Ladies and Lords of these Current Middle Ages for a safe, happy, and peaceful holiday season.

A Thousand Years of Music

There will be a combination lecture and concert of Medieval and Renaissance Music Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2003, at 7:00 pm at Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, in Chisolm Auditorium, Franks Hall. The program is co-sponsored by the university and the local SCA shire, Gateway to the Emerald Moors.

Ancient Numbers: Count to Ten

Amaze your friends by counting to ten in Old Icelandic or any of dozens of ancient languages!

Roman Ships Pulled from Mud Just a short distance from the Leaning Tower of Pisa, archaeologists are cautiously retrieving not one but several well-preserved ships built by the Romans.

Coppergate Viking Research Archives to be Available Online

The Environmental Archaeology Unit (EAU) and the Archaeology Data Service (ADS) have announced that the archives for some of the research done at the Coppergate Anglo-Scandinavian site in York, England will be available online.

Costume Society of America to Hold Underwear Symposium

On Saturday, April 5, 2003, the Costume Society of America, Region I will hold a symposium entitled "Understructures: Shaping the Body, Fashioning the Person" at Old Sturbridge Village.

Embroidery Weblinks

Interested in Medieval/Renaissance Embroidery? Take a look at Aoife's list of embroidery links.