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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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"Hatch" determined to be male

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/06/16 - 8:40am

In 1981, the skeleton of a dog was discovered among human remains on the Tudor flagship Mary Rose. Since then, the dog, nicknamed "Hatch," was identified as a female, but new research shows that the remains are that of a "young male dog, most closely related to modern Jack Russell terriers, with a brown coat."

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Aska barrow identified as possible Viking feasting hall

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/06/15 - 2:01pm

What was long identified as a burial mound near Vadstena, Sweden has been determined to be a huge building, probably a feasting hall, measuring almost 50 metres in length.

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The Bristowe Hat

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/06/11 - 11:30am

Eleri Lynn, Collections Curator for England's Historic Royal Palaces, is always looking for new items for the collection. She recently was thrilled to add the Bristowe Hat, "a rare example of Tudor or very early Stuart fashion made from silk tufting, with a green feather, silver button, and evenly positioned holes for attaching jewels." (photo)

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Cambridge hospital skeletons revealed

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2015/06/11 - 12:04am

From the 13th through the 15th centuries, the Hospital of St. John the Evangelist operated on what is now the grounds of St. John's College, Cambridge University. In 2010, archaeologists working there discovered the hospital's cemetery, considered one of the largest medieval hospital burial grounds in England. Photos of the discovery have now been released. (photos)

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'History geeks" learn siege warfare in Atlantia

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2015/05/27 - 2:11pm

“This is very much the kind of group where you get out what you put in. You find something you love and pursue it. Then when you know a little bit about it you can share it with others,” said Jason Shealey about the SCA. Lisa Kaylor of the Augusta (Virginia) Chronicle has the story. (photo)

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Known World Metal & Glass Symposium Seeking Teachers

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/05/25 - 4:08pm

The Falcon Banner reports that class proposals are now being accepted for the Known World Metal and Glass Symposium, September 4-7, 2015, in Mankato, MN.

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Shakespearean Puppet Competition at Northern Oaken War Maneuvers

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2015/05/24 - 8:08pm

Mathurin of the Falcon Banner reports that Northern Oaken War Maneuvers in the Kingdom of the Middle will feature a Shakespearean Puppet Competition.

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Pennsic: Scheduling Activities on the Battlefield

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/05/19 - 1:12pm

From the Midrealm Gazette: Countess Joleicia of Litchfield, Pennsic 44 Battlefield Scheduler, reports that requests are now being taken for activities on the Pennsic 44 battlefield.

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Swords clash in AEthelmearc

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2015/05/19 - 9:00am

The sounds of sword on metal armor and the twang of bowstrings were heard recently at a fighter practice at Highland Park along Washington Boulevard in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photographer Justin Merriman, of the Tribune-Review, caught some of the action. (photos)

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Six elevated to Peerages at Rowany Festival

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2015/05/11 - 10:45am

Gunther Canon reports that at Their recent Rowany Festival, Their Majesties Kinggiyadai Khagan and Altani Khalighu Yeke of the Kingdom of Lochac honored a number of Their Subjects by offering them entry in the various Orders of the Peerage.

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