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SCAtoday.net is a news portal for those interested in the history of the Middle Ages, and the living history community (including the Society for Creative Anachronism) for that historical period.
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Viking silver found in Scotland

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 16:09

Retired Ayrshire businessman Derek McLennan has made good use of his metal detector. In 2013, he discovered Scotland's biggest haul of medieval silver coins. Now he has unearthed a new hoard of more than 100 items, including a 9th century Christian cross and possibly the largest silver Carolingian pot ever discovered. (photos and video)

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Codex Chimalpahin to return to Mexico

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 12:43

The Museo Nacional de Antropologia in Mexico City is celebrating the return of the Codex Chimalpahin, a three-volume, hand-written, indigenous account vividly documenting the history of Aztec Mexico in Pre-Hispanic and 16th Century New Spain. Dan Colen of Art Daily has a feature story (photo)

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Second 13th century malting oven found in England

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 20:33

In July, archaeologists working on excavations in St John's Street in Northampton, England discovered a 13th century malting oven, used to roast grain for brewing. Now a second, even larger, oven has been found at the same site. (photo)

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Estrella War XXXII Main Stewards

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 16:17

The Promotions Officer for Estrella War XXXII reports that organizers are seeking applicants for the position(s) of Main Steward(s).

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Orri Vígleiksson elevated to Pelican in Lochac

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:56

Gunther Canon reports that at Their Mordenvale Malþing event, Their Majesties Niáll and Liadan, of the Kingdom of Lochac, offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Orri Vígleiksson.

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Early image of Jesus found in Spain

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 15:41

Archaeologists and theologians are excited about the discovery of a 4th century engraved glass plate depicting an unbearded Jesus. The plate, discovered during an excavation near the southern Spanish city of Linares, is believed to be one of the earliest known images of Christ. (photos)

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Marilyn Monroe: Still having a good time at the faire

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:31

Marilyn Monroe, News Editor of the Southwest Daily News in Sulphur, Texas, is still having fun at the Texas Renaissance Festival years after her actor boyfriend dragged her there. She reports on the Ren Faire world in an article for the Leesville Daily Leader.

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Two placed on vigil in AEthelmearc

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 20:19

Kameshima Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Principal Herald, reports that at Their Court at Agincourt Their Majesties Titus and Anna Leigh of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed two of Their subjects on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.

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Elfsea Library Demo photos online

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 14:35

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from the Barony of Elfsea's Library Demo which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available on Flickr.

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Early Stories of the East from Count Jehan de la Marche

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:58

The Gazette asked Count Jehan de la Marche, eighth King of the East, for memories of some of his early SCA experiences.

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Æthelmearc Gazette Goes Live

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:18

Mistress Ysabeau Tiercelin is happy to announce the debut of the Æthelmearc Gazette, a new unofficial blog site for the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

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Battle of Tewkesbury site for sale

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 19:07

The site of the 15th century Battle of Tewkesbury, where the Lancaster forces were defeated by those of the House of York in 1471, is for sale. The price tag is UK£120,000 to £150,000.

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James and Joan new Heirs in Gleann Abhann

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:55

Hannah Hennen reports that James the Holy was the winner of the November 8, 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

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Florida SCA event fills campground

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 11:03

Residents of the Compass Lake residential area in the Hills area in Jackson County, Florida hope that the SCA Medieval Faire event will help the local economy. Deborah Buckhalter of the Jackson County Floridian has the story. (photos)

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Dudley's tower opened to public at Kenilworth Castle

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 11:31

In the 1570s, Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, Robert Dudley, built a tower dedicated to her personal use onto Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire. Now, for the first time, the tower rooms will be open to the public.

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Volunteers help reconstruct history of 13th century Norfolk church

Sun, 11/30/2014 - 01:57

St. Margaret's Church in Hopton, Norfolk, England burned in 1865 and was abandoned by parishoners, but with the help of volunteers and a Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the church may be restored to the community "as a medieval monument and open green space for local people."

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Liao Dynasty nomadic campsite found in China

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 21:14

A team of archaeologists has discovered the remains of an ancient campsite for nomadic emperors from the Liao Dynasty (907-1125) in north-east China's Jilin province. One of four seasonal camps, the site is believed to have been an administrative centre during the reign of the nomadic Khitans.

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SCA Board Meeting Schedule - 2015 and 2016

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:21

The Board of Directors for the Society for Creative Anachronism has announced its meeting schedule for 2015-2016.

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Segontium Roman Fort rises again through digital technology

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 15:56

Two thousand years ago, the Segontium Roman Fort dominated the landscape in northern Wales. Now, a computer-generated, 3D model of the fort has been created, allowing visitors to fly through the building of the enormous structure. (photo and video)

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Notice from SCANZ & SCA Ltd regarding Bullying and Harassment Policy feedback

Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:04

The members of the SCANZ Committee and SCA, Ltd Board remind citizens of the Kingdom of Lochac that feedback on the kingdom's Bullying & Harassment Policy closes on 1 December, 2014.

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