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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-27 15:56
Two thousand years ago, the Segontium Roman Fort dominated the landscape in northern Wales. Now, a computer-generated, 3D model of the fort has been created, allowing visitors to fly through the building of the enormous structure. (photo and video)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2014-11-27 12:04
The members of the SCANZ Committee and SCA, Ltd Board remind citizens of the Kingdom of Lochac that feedback on the kingdom's Bullying & Harassment Policy closes on 1 December, 2014.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-11-26 13:39
Eowyth þa Siðend reports that His Grace Joe Angus has posted the following on the Calontir Website, with regards to gathering information for Lilies 2016. Please take a moment to answer the TWO questions being posed.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2014-11-26 08:50
Margaret de May, co-event Steward for the Known World Dance Symposium (KWDS), reports that bed reservations for the event are limited and filling up fast.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2014-11-25 13:14
THLord Stefan li Rous reports that he has published updates for Stefan's Florilegium for November 2014.
Submitted by East Kingdom Gazette on Tue, 2014-11-25 08:33
On Saturday October 25, in Carolingia, over 70 Easterners participated in a new way to hold an event.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-11-24 15:07
The Maciejowski Bible, better known as the Crusader Bible, is the star of a new exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City. The 13th century manuscript is considered one of the greatest illuminated manuscripts in the world. It will be on display through January 4, 2015.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2014-11-24 06:53
Crispin reports that Viscount Sir Kinggiyadai Ba'atur was the victor of the November 1, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Excellency was inspired in His eneavour by Viscountess Altani Khalighu.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-23 17:42
Anplica Fiore reports that the Castlerock Museum in Alma, Wisconsin will host a lecture entitled Medieval Furniture of the Maciejowski Bible on November 30, 2014 at 2pm.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2014-11-23 11:12
Lisa Czudnochowsky, Director, SCA Inc. and Ombudsman for Board Recruiting reports that the SCA Board of Directors is seeking nominees.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-22 20:13
Twenty years ago, Bill Devereux bought land near Wrexham in northern Wales. During clean-up and restoration around the property, Devereux discovered what is believed to be the smallest chapel in the UK (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2014-11-22 14:57
At the July 2013 Board Meeting, the Additional Peerage Exploratory Committee (“APEC”) proposed that the Board of Directors create a new Patent-bearing Peerage Order parallel to the Orders of the Chivalry, the Laurel and the Pelican. This Rapier Peerage would be for the related martial arts of rapier and all forms of cut & thrust in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2014-11-21 19:18
Like their modern counterparts, medieval people enjoyed entertaining guests, often with their best utensils. Naomi Speakman, curator for the British Museum's Late Medieval Collection, salutes the museum's newest acquisition, the Lacock Cup, in a feature article on the museum blog. (photos)