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Morgan Library offers online exhibit of Islamic art

In the fall of 2011, the Morgan Library and Museum hosted Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting from the Morgan, an exhibit of religious and secular works. An "online exhibition" was created in conjunction with the exhibit and is available to view on the library's website.

Great Northeastern War 2013 photos online

Albreda reports that she has created an album of photos from Great Northeastern War which took place July 11-14, 2013 in the Shire of Malagentia in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Brita's Pennsic 42 photos online

Brita, from the East Kingdom, reports that her photos, taken at Pennsic 42, are now available to view online. The photos are available on Shutterfly.

Staffordshire Hoard glass

A 2012 entry on the Staffordshire Hoard blog takes an "up close and personal" look at the use of glass in the gold artifacts of the Hoard. While the majority of gemstones in the objects have been identified as garnets, a number of the colored, transparent inlays are glass. The article includes a number of photos.

Song Dynasty murals revealed in Tibet

Experts renovating an ancient Buddhist temple in Lhasa, Tibet have discovered a number of murals dating to the Song Dynasty (960 to 1279). "This discovery is crucial for us to reconstruct the way of life of that period. We will do our best to restore the murals to their original state,they will no doubt become a national level artefact," said Chen Zujun. (photos)

Pennsic youth shoot for "chocolate and glory"

Contestants in this year's Youth Archery Championship at Pennsic War competed for bronze pins, chocolate, and honor. The Pennsic Independent has the feature story.

Ansteorra's Summer 2013 Crown Tourney photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created three albums of photos from the Summer 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Kingdom of Ealdormere bids farewell to Lady AEvia of Nordengal

The Pennsic Independent has an update on the passing of Lady AEvia of Nordengal, who was found dead this week after having gone missing July 24.

Lyminge excavations shed light on the "Dark Ages"

After the Romans left Britain in the 5th century, the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes moved in, bringing their culture and architecture to the country. The recent discovery of what is believed to be an Anglo-Saxon royal feasting hall in the Kent, England village of Lyminge is shining a new light on the 7th century in England. Jason Urbanus of Archaeology has a feature story. (aerial photos)

Palio de Stonemarche 2013 photos online

Brita reports that she has created an album of photos from Palio de Stonemarche which took place June 15, 2013 in the East Kingdom. The photos are available to view on Shutterfly.

Drachenwald 20 Year photos online

Nicholas reports that he has created an album of photos from the recent celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Kingdom of Drachenwald. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Aaron and Nicolette new Ansteorra Heirs

Detlef reports that Duke Aaron MacGregor as the victor of the July 7, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Lady Nicolette Deuville.

Flavius and Guillemette new Baron and Baroness of the Far West

Siobhan ni Seaghdha, Liaison to the Barony, reports that Flavius Artorius Gladius and Guillemette Chevalier have been chosen the new Baron and Baroness of the Far West.

Medieval guide to witch hunting

What do you know about witches? Most modern ideas of witchcraft may come from a manuscript, one of only four known copies, found in the library of the University of Alberta. Treatise against the Sect of Waldensians, written in the 15th century, created the framework for witch hunts. Paul Kennedy of CBCRadio hosts an hour-long podcast on the book.

Ansteorra's King's College photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that photos from King's College, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra, are now available to view online. The photos are on Flickr.

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to West Kingdom Thrones

Baron Khevron reports that Marc d'Arundel was the victor of the Summer 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Patricia Blakethorne.

Morgan and Montega new Baron and Baroness of Northkeep

Their Majesties Lochlann and Gwen of the Kingdom of Ansteorra have announced that Sir Morgan and Lady Montega Blackdragon are the next Baron and Baroness of the Barony of Northkeep.

Look, Mom! I found a medieval pot!

Residents of Hilton, England turned out for several drizzly days of community archaeology recently when Dove Valley Community Archaeology sponsored a series of digs around the village. During the five-day process, fifteen pits were opened, uncovering coins and pottery from Roman times through the 16th century.

Steppes Warlord photos online

Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Steppes Warlord, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

Alken Bog site of human sacrifice?

Post-Roman Germania was a dangerous place, both for intenders invaders and those who found themselves on the bad side of the warlord. This was the conclusion of a team of Danish archaeologists investigating a bog in present day Denmark where the team discovered the remains of 40 men "hacked to bits and thrown into the shallows of Lake Mosso."

Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc's Maynard and Liadain photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc's Spring Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Shire of Gryffyns Keep. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

Pictures from Aethelmearc War Practice

Lady Isabel Fleuretan and Augusto G report that they have posted albums of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice which took place May 16-19, 2013 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.

AEthelmearc Spring 2013 Crown Tournament photos

Joe reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Corning Museum to host glass bead exhibition and conference

Until January 5, 2014, the Corning Museum of Glass will present Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead, a major exhibition of glass beads and beadwork from many cultures. In addition, the museum will offer demonstrations of bead-making, as well as hosting its Annual Seminar on Glass October 18-19, 2013.

Rose Tournament at Pennsic 42

Duchesses Anna and Seonaid are pleased and proud to announce that this Pennsic will feature the return of the Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tourney. The official date and time of the Tourney is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the East Kingdom Pavilion.

Exhibit showcases West's debt to Islamic doctors

In a new exhibit, the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London will showcase the work of early Islamic physicians. The mirror of health: discovering medicine in the golden age of Islam will be on display at the college's museum from 1 May to 25 October 2013.

Music and pageantry at AEthelmearc Coronation

The recent Coronation of Maynard and Liadain in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc was met with great pageantry and ceremony. Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope, former director of the known World Choir, shares video of choral pieces performed during the cermony.

Sir Cellach MacCormach wins Midrealm Crown

Mistress Gwyneth Banfhidhleir reports that Sir Cellach MacCormach was the victor of the May 26, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Middle. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Lady Vukasin of Lozengia.

Photos from Ansteorra Spring 2013 Coronation

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created several albums of photos taken by Pyro and himself at the recent Spring 2013 Coronation in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

Live from Ansteorra... It's Queen's Champion

Collwyn O'Snowdon of Timeless Photography tried an experiment at the recent Queen's Champion event in the Kingdom of Ansteorra: he uploaded photos from the event - almost live. The results of the experiment can be viewed on his website.