Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-12-16 12:00
Researchers working 30 kilometers west of Jerusalem were surprised to discover ancient cisterns which led them to a cave. Upon further exploration, they found a Byzantine-era compound where monks once lived and pressed grapes for wine and olives for oil.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-15 19:16
A group of Polish engineers, tasked with finding and disposing of World War II artillary shells in the Forest District Wipsowo, have discovered the heads of three Teutonic battle axes, dating to the late Middle Ages. (photo)
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Mon, 2014-12-15 15:10
A note about Pennsic from the East Kingdom's Prince has been published at the East Kingdom Gazette.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-12-13 17:37
In order to protect its precious frescoes, the Vatican has announced that it will restrict visitors to the Sistine Chapel to 6 million each year. Experts say that dust, sweat and carbon dioxide from up to 20,000 tourists a day pose a major threat to Michelangelo’s masterpiece. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-12-12 13:39
Researchers from around the world may benefit from a study of the molars of 22 individuals unearthed during excavation of Periplatz cemetery in Berlin. The remains, dating from between 1200 to c.1600 CE, were analyzed using "3D printing technology to complement strontium isotope analysis in order to better understand the ancient residents of Berlin."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-11 17:23
In 1960, a rare, 12th century Byzantine manuscript was stolen from the Dionysiou Monastery in Mount Athos. The Getty Museum in California purchased the codex in 1983 and will now restore it to its rightful place in Greece. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-11 12:11
In an announcement from the SCA Board of Directors, it was reported that Membership and Marketplace portals are now open.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-11 07:12
Mark your calendars. Re-enactors will return to Battle Abbey on 14 October 2016 for the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-11 00:21
Museum conservationists never know what they might discovered under layers of paint and grime. What lies beneath the surface is the subject of a new display at London's National Portrait Gallery which reveals, for the first time, some of the conservationists' findings.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-12-10 19:05
Registration for the TMS Bladesmithing Competition will close December 15, 2014. The TMS 2015 Annual Meeting and Exhibition will take place March 15-19 at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-08 16:40
Lady Rowan of the Estrella War staff is seeking households willing to host EMTs for dinner at the upcoming War.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-08 13:56
Currently open for commentary is a proposal by the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) for a new Rapier Peerage.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-12-07 21:01
The Freer Gallery in Washington DC will showcase treasures from the Song and Yuan Dynasties this winter including ceramics and landscape paintings from the 13th and 14th centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-12-07 16:09
Retired Ayrshire businessman Derek McLennan has made good use of his metal detector. In 2013, he discovered Scotland's biggest haul of medieval silver coins. Now he has unearthed a new hoard of more than 100 items, including a 9th century Christian cross and possibly the largest silver Carolingian pot ever discovered. (photos and video)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-12-07 12:43
The Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City is celebrating the return of the Codex Chimalpahin, a three-volume, hand-written, indigenous account vividly documenting the history of Aztec Mexico in Pre-Hispanic and 16th Century New Spain. Dan Colen of Art Daily has a feature story (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-12-06 20:33
In July, archaeologists working on excavations in St John's Street in Northampton, England discovered a 13th century malting oven, used to roast grain for brewing. Now a second, even larger, oven has been found at the same site. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-12-05 16:17
The Promotions Officer for Estrella War XXXII reports that organizers are seeking applicants for the position(s) of Main Steward(s).
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-12-05 11:56
Gunther Canon reports that at Their Mordenvale Malþing event, Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan, of the Kingdom of Lochac, offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Orri Vígleiksson.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-04 15:41
Archaeologists and theologians are excited about the discovery of a 4th century engraved glass plate depicting an unbearded Jesus. The plate, discovered during an excavation near the southern Spanish city of Linares, is believed to be one of the earliest known images of Christ. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-12-04 11:31
Marilyn Monroe, News Editor of the Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, Texas, is still having fun at the Texas Renaissance Festival years after her actor boyfriend dragged her there. She reports on the Ren Faire world in an article for the Leesville Daily Leader.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-12-03 14:35
Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's Library Demo which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2014-12-02 15:58
The Gazette asked Count Jehan de la Marche, eighth King of the East, for memories of some of his early SCA experiences.
Submitted by phoebesharp on Tue, 2014-12-02 11:18
Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is happy to announce the debut of the Æthelmearc Gazette, a new unofficial blog site for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-01 19:07
The site of the 15th century Battle of Tewkesbury, where the Lancaster forces were defeated by those of the House of York in 1471, is for sale. The price tag is UK£120,000 to £150,000.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-01 16:55
Hannah Hennen reports that James the Holy was the winner of the November 8, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-12-01 11:03
Residents of the Compass Lake residential area in the Hills area in Jackson County, Florida hope that the SCA Medieval Faire event will help the local economy. Deborah Buckhalter of the Jackson County Floridian has the story. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-30 11:31
In the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, Robert Dudley, built a tower dedicated to her personal use onto Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Now, for the first time, the tower rooms will be open to the public.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-30 01:57
St. Margaret's Church in Hopton, Norfolk, England burned in 1865 and was abandoned by parishoners, but with the help of volunteers and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the church may be restored to the community "as a medieval monument and open green space for local people."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-28 21:14
A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of an ancient campsite for nomadic emperors from the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) in north-east China's Jilin province. One of four seasonal camps, the site is believed to have been an administrative centre during the reign of the nomadic Khitans.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-28 17:21
The Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism has announced its meeting schedule for 2015-2016.