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Updates on the arts and sciences in Drachenwald

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 07:23

Curious about the activities of the A&S community in the Kingdom of Drachenwald? Issue 7 of What's Up Wednesday is now available online, complete with photos of artisans' work.

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Reporter learns "strategy involved" in SCA combat at East Kingdom event

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 20:41

A backstage misstep led to an SCA career for Bronx, NY native Sirhan al Cyani (Dwayne Herron), who tripped over a fellow high school student's duffel bag during play practice revealing the other student's helmet.“He was in the SCA and was headed to practice in Central Park. I went with him to check it out, and I’ve been doing it ever since.” (photos)

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Lost village discovered on Scottish borderland

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 11:29

A number of 16th century documents mention the village of Philiphaugh, with its "tower, fortalice, manors, gardens, orchards and mills," on the border between Scotland and England, but the settlement has long ago disappeared. Now new excavations may reveal where the town once stood. (photos)

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Leo Diogenes elevated to Laurel in the West

SCAtoday.net - 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?

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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"

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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

SCAtoday.net - 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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Horse and Falcon 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:16

The Kingdom of Calontir's Falcon Banner reports that Vilhelm Lich has created several albums of photos from the recent Horse and Falcon event. The photos are available to few on Flickr.

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Cynagua Coronet May 2014 videos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 13:15

Kean de Lacy reports that he has posted a collection of videos from Cynagua Coronet which took place in May 2014 in the Kingdom of the West.

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Summer issue of "Quivers and Quarrels"

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 09:21

The summer issue of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter Quivers and Quarrels is now available.

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Mona Lisa in 3-D?

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 18:29

The discovery of a Mona Lisa twin in the Museo del Prado in Madrid has led art historians and scientists to consider if Da Vinci's most famous work was actually the world's oldest 3-D artwork. (photos)

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Kings College 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:23

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

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Are you a bard?

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 19:44

What does it mean to be a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism? THLaird Colyne Stewart, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, thinks he knows, and shares his thoughts on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog.

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Human remains mark Saxon settlement near London

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 10:12

Gardeners working at a private home in Purley, England near London, were surprised to unearth a skull and thigh bone dating to the 7th of 8th century. The remains are believed by experts to be Saxon, and are considered a "significant archaeological discovery."

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Sterling Renaissance Festival opens for 38th season despite financial stress

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 20:22

It almost didn't happen. Weeks before Sterling, New York's famous Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open its gates, the management found itself lacking the US $300,000 needed to operate the faire. The public raised money and a bank came through with a loan, but the event's future is still uncertain. Sarah Blazonis of Time Warner Central NY has the story.

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Norfolk "Q-tip" declared treasure

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 13:34

Everyday toilet implements, such as an ear scoop found by a metal detectorist, were among the recently-declared treasures in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Also discussed was an early Anglo-Saxon "gold and garnet cloisonné circular domed object." (photos)

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