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Roman treasure found in the Hague

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/08/27 - 10:13am

Archaeologists working on the site of road construction in the Hague, Netherlands were surprised to discover a treasure hoard in a Roman pot. The extent of the treasure was revealed recently at the annual De Reuvensdagen archaeological conference. (photo)

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Pennsic Cryptogram Solved

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/08/25 - 9:31am

The first of a set of cryptograms from Pennsic has been solved. Lord Orlando dei Medici (East) successfully deciphered one of the puzzles to reveal a quote from Cynthia's Revels by the Elizabethan playwright Ben Jonson.

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Pennsic War Point Tally

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/08/20 - 8:03pm

A final tally of the Pennsic war points was reported by the East Kingdom Gazette.

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First two centuries of English printed books now available online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/08/13 - 9:50am

In an article for the University of Michigan Record, Mary Morris of the University library reports that "more than 25,000 manually transcribed texts from 1473-1700" will now be available to read online. According to the article, "The texts represent a significant portion of the estimated total output of English-language work published during the first two centuries of printing in England."

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Alexandre and Eularia newest prince and princess of Insulae Draconis - Vivant!

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/08/12 - 11:15am

In a clean and decisive victory, Master Alexandre d'Avigne, fighting for Mistress Eularia Trewe, won the Insulae Draconis coronet tourney over Lord Johannes of Uffingdon, fighting for Viscountess Susannah of York. The tourney took place on Saturday 8 August AS 50 in the shire of Mynydd Gwyn (mka Wales and borders) on the beautiful grounds of Raglan Castle.

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St Piran's Oratory in "pretty good" shape

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/08/09 - 6:04pm

In 1910, the remains of St Piran's Oratory, a 6th century church in Cornwall, England, were encased in concrete to preserve them from the elements. Now for the first time in over 100 years, the church has been unearthed. (photos)

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Shakespearean treasure found in small French library

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/08/04 - 9:46am

Saint-Omer is a tiny French town near Lille, known for its "economic and cultural activity in the Middle Ages." Now it will be known for something else: the discovery of the 231st copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623. It is only the second copy ever found in France. (photo)

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The Battle of la Rochelle

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/08/03 - 10:20am

"Early Saturday morning, while the ground was still wet with dew, the fencers of the Known World assembled in front of the Fort for one of Pennsic’s favorite rapier battles, the Battle of la Rochelle."

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Don Quinn Kerr vigilled for Master of Defense in AEthelmearc

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/08/03 - 5:50am

Kameshima-ky Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that at Their Coronation, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc placed His Excellency, Don Quinn Kerr, on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of Defense.

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A Not-So-Wet Start to War

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/08/02 - 8:54pm

In a feature article by Nicolaa de Bracton, the Pennsic Independent reports that pre-Pennsic concerns over a rainy year had less of an impact than had been feared, and that the new early in program for Pennsic War was both popular and successful.

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Finding Harald Bluetooth's fortress

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/07/27 - 9:50am

In September 2014, archaeologists from the Danish Castle Centre and Aarhus University were waiting expectantly for the outcome of carbon-14 dating which could determine whether or not the Viking ring fortress, located west of Køge, Denmark, could have been built by King Harald Bluetooth.

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21 Anglo-Saxon skeletons with grave goods found in Suffolk

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/07/26 - 7:45pm

The remains of 21 Anglo Saxons were discovered recently during a development project in Exning, Suffolk, England. The skeletons, dating to the mid 7th century, included those of four or five adolescents and a warrior, and they may have links to royals. (photos)

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Pennsic Performing Arts Alliance presents perfected portal

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/07/13 - 10:18am

Lord Llywelyn Glyndyverdwy has announced that an updated and improved version of the unofficial Pennsic Performing Arts Alliance web portal, which aims to "gather all performing arts information for Pennsic 44 in one place."

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SCA to close office of Chirurgeonate effective August 10, 2015

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/07/12 - 4:41pm

On July 11, SCA President Leslie Vaughn and Vice President of Operations A.J. Pongrats have announced that the Office of the Chirurgeonate will cease to exist effective August 10, 2015.

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Gold torc found among coin hoard

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/07/02 - 10:00am

In 2012, a hoard of nearly 70,000 coins, dating to the first century BCE, was discovered by metal detectorists on the Island of Jersey. Recently, while separating the coins, experts were surprised to find an intact gold torc. (photos)

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"XII scripta" game pieces found in Turkey

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/07/01 - 8:49am

Ludus duodecim scriptorium or XII scripta was a popular Roman game played with dice on a 12-square gameboard. Recently, two game pieces, believed to have been used for XII scripta were discovered during a dig in Kibyra, in the southern Turkish province of Burdur’s Gölhisar district.. (photo)

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Ming dining

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/06/30 - 12:25pm

A recent exhibition at the British Museum on the 14th century Ming Dynasty was accompanied by an exhibit book, Ming: 50 years that changed China. One chapter, by curator Jessica Harrison-Hall, Courts: palaces, people and objects, showcased dining in the royal circles.

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Caha Mountain souterrain found by construction workers

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/06/25 - 3:37pm

Construction worker on a project to widen a road in County Cork, Ireland, were surprised to discover a secret hiding place, known as a souterrain, burrowed beneath the Caha Mountains. Experts believe the passage and hideout date to around 1,000 years ago.

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Elaborate clothing found in Ming Dynasty tomb

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/06/24 - 4:14pm

Ornately-decorated, well-preserved clothing was among the treasures found in a husband and wife tomb dating to the 16th century, in Taizhou City, China. The tomb is believed to belong to the Wang family of the Ming Dynasty. (photo)

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"Re-creationists" meet amid the eucalypts and scrub near Mittagong

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/06/17 - 12:14pm

Easter weekend saw the annual pilgrimage to Mittagong, Australia for the Kingdom of Lochac's Rowany Festival, Australia's largest gathering of pre-17th century "recreationists." Peter Munro of the Sydney Morning Herald previewed the 2015 event with a look at life in the medieval village. (photos)

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