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Stonehenge's "perfect circle" revealed

SCA Today - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:50

Archaeologists have long debated over the original shape of Stonehenge, but recent dry weather in England has solved the mystery: the stone circle was actually...a circle. (photo)

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SCA Calligraphy and Illumination Calendar Published

SCA Today - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:37

The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today from the East Kingdom Gazette.

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Kickstarter project to publish book on Japanese heraldry

SCA Today - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:14

SCA member and medieval Japan enthusiast Xavid has started a kickstarter project to fund the English translation of a book on Japanese Heraldry with over 200 full-color reproductions.

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August 2014 Peerages announced in Falcon Banner

SCA Today - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26

The Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Their Majesties Agamemnon and Gwen have offered elevation to the Peerage to two of Their subjects.

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Own a piece of Magna Carta history

SCA Today - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:33

For a mere UK£4 million, buyers can own a piece of English history in the form of a small island in the Thames River where, it is believed, the rebellious barons who created the Magna Carta camped before the signing. (photos)

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Aerial photography pinpoints lost Polish village

SCA Today - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:51

From the ground, a grassy area near the village of Niedźwiedziny in Wielkopolska, Poland, appears to be an ordinary field, but archaeologists believe differently. Recent aerial photographs show crops growing with the outlines of an oval-shaped medieval village.

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Known World Dance Symposium XI registration open

SCA Today - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:06

Margaret de Mey, KWDS XI Co-event steward, reports that registration is open for the Known World Dance Symposium XI which will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Miltenberg Germany.

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Extraordinary finds at "Pompeii of the north"

SCA Today - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:23

Archaeologists marvel at discoveries from the Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in northern England, a 2nd century site which has been dubbed the "Pompei of the north." (photos)

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Long lost Salisbury Hall discovered beneath former stadium car park

SCA Today - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:15

In 1322, the Salisbury Manor was built in Walthamstow, a suburb of London. The manor burned in the 16th century and was replaced by a Tudor structure, but was also lost. Now a team of archaeologists from Archaeology South East have found Salisbury Manor  beneath a former car park for Walthamstow Stadium.

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Company of the Dove has "Breakfast with Jacquie Mackay"

SCA Today - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:47

During a recent interview, Jacquie Mackay of 612 ABC Brisbaine (Australia) spoke with Jen Dunn of the Living History reenactment group Company of the Dove. A podcast of the interview is available on the website.

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Agincourt 2014 photos online

SCA Today - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:25

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Agincourt 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Abandoned school becomes Richard III grave visitor center

SCA Today - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:35

Leicester, England mayor Peter Soulsby was on hand recently to celebrate the opening of a UK£4 million visitor center near the site of the grave of Richard III, discovered in 2012 in a city car park. The center is housed in an abandoned school building.

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Laurels' Prize Tourney 2014 photos online

SCA Today - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:17

Lady Helene von Braunschweyg reports that she has created an album of photos from Laurels Prize Tourney, which took place September 13, 2014 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ansteorra lauded for volunteer hours at Gulf Wars

SCA Today - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:02

Gulf Wars Exchequer, Baroness Genevieve McCullum de Caen, reports that the Kingdom of Ansteorra totaled over 4700 hours of volunteer time at the 2014 Gulf Wars. She lists the hours for the top five groups.

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Archaeologists fail to solve mystery of Silchester

SCA Today - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18

Archaeologists have packed their tools and left the site of the Silchester Roman town in Hampshire, England, still without an answer as to why the major town was abandoned in the sixth century.

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Viking burial research project draws to a close

SCA Today - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:38

In 1999, Stephen Harrison and Raghnall Ó Floinn have headed a project to catalog Viking burials beneath the city of Dublin. Their work has produced an 800-page book entitled Viking Graves and Grave Goods in Ireland. The site is now considered the largest Viking burial zone in western Europe outside of Scandinavia.

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