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Shire of Blackhawk sponsors Newcomers’ Night

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:25

On June 19, 2014, the Shire of Blackhawk, the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism in Rockford, Illinois, invited those interested in the Middle Ages to join them at the Northwest Community Center’s Corbett Building for hands-on activities practiced by the group. The Rock River Times published the invitation. (photo)

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Vindolanda Nero coin "a special find"

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 18:03

Archaeologists working at Vindolanda, the Roman fort in northeastern England, made a "special" find recently: a rare gold coin bearing the image of Roman emperor Nero, the first gold coin found during the excavation's 40-year history. (photo)

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"Holy Grail" stolen in Wales

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:19

The Nanteos Cup is missing. Rumored to be the Holy Grail, brought to Britain by Joseph of Arimathea, the olive wood cup is normally kept in a bank vault in Wales, but was loaned to an ailing women in Weston-Under-Penyard. It was stolen from her home July 14, 2014. (photo)

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Remains of Henry VII of Luxembourg buried with rare silk cloth

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 21:19

Researchers in Italy have the rare opportunity to examine and analyze the remains of Henry VII of Luxembourg, German king and Holy Roman emperor, who died in 1313 and is buried in Pisa Cathedral. The remains were exhuned in 2013 to determine the emperor’s physical features and cause of death. (photos)

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"What's Up" with A&S in Drachenwald?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:31

For issue 8 of What's Up Wednesday, the A&S blog for the Kingdom of Drachenwald, the topic is sewing, featuring some amazing projects created by artisans of the Kingdom.

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Newstead Abbey to receive grant from World Monuments Fund

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 21:25

In 1540, the Byron family, ancestors of the famous Lord Byron, was given Newstead Abbey near Nottingham, England. Built in the 12th century, the abbey has since fallen into disrepair, and it has become the recipient of UK£40,000 from the World Monuments Fund to save the crumbling structure.

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Viking amulet features detailed dress

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:23

Experts in Denmark are intrigued by the recent discovery of a Viking Age amulet/figurine by a metal detectorist in a field near Revninge. The small silver figurine, possibly representing Freya the goddess of fertility, wears a marvelously-detailed Viking dress. (photo)

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Medieval sewer system found at Drum Castle

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 16:12

Archaeologists working on a dig at Drum Castle in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, have discovered the remains of the medieval sanitation system which once surrounded the 14th-century Tower of Drum.

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Lilies War 28 photos online

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:30

Sofya reports that a number of photo albums from Lilies War 28 are now available on the Calontiri website.

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Mirabel de Malmesberie elevated to Laurel in the Outlands

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 14:51

Kaliyan Kali reports that at Their Caer Galen Defender event, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to the Honorable Lady Mirabel de Malmesberie.

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Earliest case of Down syndrome diagnosed in French skeleton

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:13

A team of archaeologists at the University of Bordeaux has identified the earliest known case of Down syndrome in the remains of a child who lived in 6th century France. The diagnosis was made after the remains were submitted to a (CT) scan.

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Mystery of Wolsey's missing angels solved

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:10

Once upon a time, four bronze angels adorned the gateposts of the Wellingborough Golf Club in Northamptonshire, England. No one paid much attention to them until two were stolen, but now all four, identified as Renaissance treasures, are the subject of a fundraising effort by the Victoria and Albert Museum. (photo)

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The Known World Arts & Sciences display at Pennsic

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 20:30

SleepyUnicorn has posted a photo album from the Known World A&S Display held at Pennsic 43.

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Oldest copy of "The Brus" restored

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:15

The oldest known copy of "The Brus," an epic poem describing the Battle of Bannockburn, has been restored in time for the 700th celebration of the event. The poem was written in 1375 by the Archdeacon of Aberdeen. (photos)

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Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid elevated to Pelican in the West

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 16:33

Gillian reports that Their Majesties Conor and Isa of the Kingdom of the West have chosen to elevate her protégé, Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid, to the Order of the Pelican.

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Shishido Tora Gozen elevated to Pelican in AEthelmearc

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:29

In June 2014, Their Majesties Tindal and Etain of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Shishido Tora Gozen. The elevation too place at the Kingdom's Equestrian Championship.

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Brennos Agrocunos knighted in the West

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:46

Morucatha reports that, at the recent West-An Tir War, Their Majesties Conor and Isa of the Kingdom of the West offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Brennos Agrocunos.

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The SCA is now on AmazonSmile

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 09:24

Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products. Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?

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Viking sword has colorful history

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:01

Auctioneers at Christie's have announced that they will offer for auction a double-edged Viking sword associated with the battles of Hastings, Stamford Bridge and Bannockburn. The sword is expected to bring between UK£80,000 to £120,000. (photo)

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Pól the Pelican is cheered in Wales

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:18

Barun Pól O'Briain was yesterday elevated to the Order of the Pelican by the King and Queen of Drachenwald. Under threatening skies at Raglan Castle in Wales the two-time Viceroy of Insulae Draconis was made a peer before a tearful crowd of his noble friends and well-wishers.

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