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Were headless skeletons slaves of Vikings?

In the 1980s, a number of graves were discovered on an island in the Norwegian Sea, some without their heads. New research may show that the headless burials were slaves to their dead Viking masters.

Bog body research needed, says Danish scholar

For centuries, scholars have debated the origins of bodies discovered mummified in murky swamps throughout northern Europe spurring calls for further investigation.

USA Today Profiles Lawsuit Teen

The recent lawsuit bewteen a SCAdian and a Rhode Island school has raised the Society's media profile. USA Today gives a positive overview of our activities and purposes.

Saint Paul's Tomb Found?

Archaeologists in Rome believe that they have discovered the tomb of St. Paul the Apostle. A sarcophagus, which may contain the remains of the saint, was unearthed at the St. Paul Outside the Walls basilica.

Estate of Retired Librarian Includes Lost Fra Angelicos

Several paintings of saints created by 15th century monk and artist Fra Angelico have been discovered in England and are scheduled to be auctioned. The sale is expected to bring nearly US$2 million.

Modesty Drives Change in Venetian Painting

Expert analysis of a 15th century Venetian painting by Giorgione shows that the artist changed the subject's clothing style from that of a "seductive female" to more modest dress.

In Search of the Lost Mission of Santa Isabel de Utinahica

Amateur archaeologists in the state of Georgia are on a mission - or looking for one: the lost mission of Santa Isabel de Utinahica, built in the 17th century somewhere near Jacksonville.

The rightful king of England? He doesn't want the crown

According to genealogists working with a documentary team from Britain's Channel Four, Australian forklift operator Mike Hastings is the rightful heir to the British throne.

"Star Wars" fans injured emulating "lightsaber" sword fighting

In London, two fans of the Star Wars movie series tried to emulate combat with "lightsabers" and were critically injured in the process.

"Spamalot" brings Monty Python to Broadway

According to this USAToday article, a can of Spam "Golden Honey Grail" will be given to each of the first 100 customers who buy tickets to the Broadway production of Monty Python's Spamalot.

SCA Builds Cardboard Piano

SCA, a Swedish packaging company, has built a cardboard piano complete with integrated circuits printed on paper.

Monty Python Fans Make Pilgrimages to Site of "Holy Grail"

Doune Castle, built in the 14th century by Robert Stuart, the first Duke of Albany, has in more recent times been a shrine for those devotees wanting to visit the site where much of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was filmed.

"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.