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Leo Diogenes elevated to Laurel in the West

SCA Today - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 14:58

Danaë FitzRoberts reports that Their Majesties Sven and Antigone of the Kingdom of the West have offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to her apprentice Leo Diogenes.

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Santa Maria found?

SCA Today - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 09:18

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford about the discovery of what may be the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti.

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The Passing of Duchess Zarina Daeth

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 22:47

Duchess Zarina Daeth, twice Queen of the Middle Kingdom, is being fondly remembered after her life was claimed this week by ovarian cancer.

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Evidence of 1st century Roman military camp found in Germany

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 18:03

For generations, archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Roman presence in eastern Germany, and with the discovery of a large, first century military camp near Hachelbich in Thuringia, they have found it.

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Limoges Virgin Mary is "absolutely fantastic"

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:50

Archaeologist Hans Mikkelsen from the Danish National Museum was happily surprised recently to discover a Limoges statue of the Virgin Mary under the dirt floor of a small church in Søby, Jutland. The figurine has been dated to the 13th century. (photo)

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Enjoy Hampton Court - online

SCA Today - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:05

Are you an admirer ot London's Hampton Court Palace? If so, you will want to visit the website of Historic Royal Palaces and view a large gallery of photos of Henry VIII's residence.

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Plumbing problem reveals crusader murals

SCA Today - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 21:33

A burst pipe in Saint-Louis Hospice, a Jerusalem hospital, has led workers to rediscover 19th century wall murals depicting "crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders." The paintings were the work of Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, a French count, who believed himself descended from the knights. (photos)

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Richard III: An Overview

SCA Today - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 22:42

The verdict is finally in: the remains of Richard III, England's last medieval king, will be laid to rest, with great pomp and circumstance, in Leicester Cathedral after judges put an end to requests that he be buried in York. The BBC's Greig Watson has an overview of the Richard saga. (photos)

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