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SCA Banners Fly at Worldcon, London

SCA Today - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 08:55

Guy De Dinan reports on the extensive medievalist and SCA activities at the recently-concluded World Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention ("Worldcon") held in London.

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Treasures of Scotland revealed

SCA Today - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 17:28

2013 was a "magnificent" year for archaeologists in Scotland. The recent annual Scottish Treasure Trove report, covering 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, by Queen's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer (QLTR) Catherine Dyer shows a variety of items including gold jewelry, coins and a Roman wine dipper. (photos)

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Decoding Anglo-Saxon art

SCA Today - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:34

People have long admired the beautiful Anglo-Saxon artifacts found in the burial mounds of Sutton Hoo, but few understand the symbols embedded within the metal. Rosie Weetch, a curator at the British Museum, offers an illuminating primer on how to decode the symbols and stories in a piece of Anglo-Saxon metalwork on the British Museum blog. (photos and diagrams)

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Fun with the old masters

SCA Today - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:53

Do you think Renaissance masterpieces are just boring, dusty paintings? Collage artist James Kerr doesn't - and proves it with his creation of a number of animated GIFs using works of the great masters.

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Location of Llanllyr nunnery discovered in Wales

SCA Today - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 15:40

Sometime in the late 12th century, Rhys ap Gruffudd founded a daughter house to the convent of Strata Florida in the Aeron Valley of wales. Researchers have known about the Llanllyr nunnery, but never its precise location - until now when excavations in Ceredigion have revealed the convent as well as a cemetery and Tudor mansion.

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Rare Ethelbert penny found in Sussex field

SCA Today - Sun, 08/24/2014 - 10:10

King Ethelbert II was murdered, possibly for minting his own coins. Now an extremely-rare, 8th century silver penny, found by metal detectorist Darrin Simpson, has been discovered in a Sussex, England field. (photo)

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Remains of Black Shuck found in ruins of Leiston Abbey?

SCA Today - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:49

An old legend in Suffolk, England, tells of a massive black dog, known as Black Shuck, which terrorized the village folk, and was the subject of a report in 1577 by the Reverend Abraham Fleming. Now archaeologists believe they have found the remains of a huge dog buried in the area. (photo)

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Lincoln Castle reveals Saxon buried in his boots

SCA Today - Sat, 08/23/2014 - 11:34

The UK£22 million renovtion of Lincoln Castle continues to unearth medieval treasures, this time with the discovery of a high-status Saxon burial  in a church wall. The remains showed a powerful man, suffering from rickets, who was buried in his boots.

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Shire of Blackhawk sponsors Newcomers’ Night

SCA Today - 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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