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Heidelberg Castle destroyed in digital recreation

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/02/03 - 2:06pm

Explosions thunder, and smoke rises, in a digital animation of the destruction of Heidelberg Castle by the French in 1693 in a new video commissioned by the Reiss Engelhorn Museum in Mannheim, Germany for its exhibition Die Wittelsbacher am Rhein. The castle was once considered the "eighth wonder of the world." (video)

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“Three Dinner Guests” new TI Quest

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/02/03 - 8:53am

Magister Riordan MacGregor, editor of the SCA's Tournaments Illuminated, reports that the publications upcoming Quest article is “Three Dinner Guests”, with Guest Editor Esther Reese (Emma Haldan).

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YouTube channel for bardic and combat videos

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/02/02 - 4:34pm

Alexander Van Ness of the Middle Kingdom reports that he has created a YouTube channel for videos of SCA bardic performances and armored combat.

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Scottish hillfort speaks of post-Roman unrest

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/02/01 - 7:42pm

A team of archaeologists from Rampart Scotland has discovered evidence of a post-Roman hillfort at Sheriffside, 20 miles to the east of Edinburgh, Scotland. Experts believe that the fort, and its 2.80m deep ditch, were constructed to defend against frequent raids by Scots and Picts against local tribes.

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#Beow100

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/01/31 - 3:38pm

College students forced to read Beowulf be heartened! Welsh medievalist, Elaine Treharne, has brought social media to medieval Scandinavia with Beowulf in a Hundred Tweets. The work is available on her blog Text Technologies.

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Sir Sven Randalsson new Heir to Ansteorra Throne

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/01/31 - 12:22pm

Molly Maddox Netterville reports that Sir Sven Randalsson was the victor of the Winter 2014 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. His Highness was inspired by Lady Antigone of York.

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Geneva Breeches Bible stolen from Welsh church

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 10:49pm

Thieves of a rare 16th century bible must have had a guilty conscience when they left a modern replacement bible in a locked case in St Mary's church in Trefriw, Wales. The Geneva Breeches Bible was produced by Protestants in Switzerland in 1589.

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Announcement Regarding the Society Chirurgeonate Request for Comments

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/01/30 - 12:52pm

The SCA Board of Directors seeks commentary on a proposal to eliminate the official Office of the Chirurgeonate, and the associated changes to Corpora necessary to accomplish this action.

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British Library adding over a million images to Flickr

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/01/29 - 8:48am

The British Library has announced that it will be adding its collections of public domain digital images to Flickr. The first collection set is Highlights from the Mechanical Curator, which includes images from over 65,000 books from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Other collections are also scheduled to be added.

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"Stunning" St George and the Dragon painting found in Welsh church

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/01/28 - 6:33pm

Beneath 20 layers of paint and lime, conservators have recently uncovered "stunning" 15th century wall paintings in the small, 13th century church of St Cadoc's in Llancarfan, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. (video)

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Super Star Archers needed

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/01/27 - 6:50pm

Quivers & Quarrels is the SCA quarterly publication dedicated to target and combat archery. Each edition of Q&Q turns the spotlight on a Super Star of SCA archery.

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St. Chrisopher penny oldest to depict Bohemian king

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/01/26 - 10:29pm

A silver coin, found recently in the crusader city of Acre, is believed to be the earliest depicting a king of Bohemia ever found. The coin bears the image of St Christopher and the inscription Zl Rex Boemo, king of the Bohemians. Experts place the date of minting in the 13th century. (photos)

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Estrella War XXX Special Event Updates

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/01/26 - 7:33am

KNOWN WORLD Jan 3, 2014 Estrella War Announcement Digest Special Events Addition

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13th century church unearthed in Poland

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/01/25 - 9:12pm

Archaeologists working in Kamień Pomorski (West Pomerania), Poland have discovered the remains of a 13th century Dominican church, part of a larger monastery complex. The church was destroyed in the 16th century.

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King Harold and the roundabout

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/01/25 - 11:52am

Traditionally it is believed that King Harald was killed on the spot where Battle Abbey now stands, but new evidence, promoted by Channel 4's Time Team, place his death in the Battle of Hastings at a mini roundabout on the A2100.

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Gulf Wars volunteers needed

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/01/24 - 10:21pm

Gisele de Bier reports that volunteers are needed for the upcoming Gulf Wars XXIII.

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Antonine Wall to benefit from Historic Scotland 5-year plan

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/01/24 - 4:26pm

Central Scotland's Antonine Wall has never enjoyed the reputation as a tourist destination that its southern cousin, Hadrian’s Wall, has had, but a new 5-year plan proposed by Historic Scotland may change that fact. The development plan provides a "framework" for conservation and promotion.

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Free Shakespeare course offered online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/01/23 - 1:17pm

On the Lochac list, Katherine Kerr reported that the University of Warwick and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will be offering a free, 10-week, online course entitled Shakespeare and his World.

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Atli från Viterheim knighted at Drachenwald 12th Night Coronation

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/01/23 - 10:55am

Duchess Siobhan reports that at the Coronation of Their Heirs Cecilia and Prothall, Their Majesties Sven and Siobhan of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, offered elevation to the Order of Chivalry to Lord Atli från Viterheim.

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Celtic coins to remain in Jersey thanks to UK£738,000 government grant

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/01/22 - 6:33pm

In 2012, Reg Mead and Richard Miles discovered a hoard of 70,000 Celtic coins in a field on the island of Jersey. Now a grant of UK£738,000 will allow the UK£10m treasure to remain on the island.

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