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Wyoming college hosts Biduum Latinum

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/04/11 - 4:03pm

Latin is alive and well at Students at the college are required Wyoming Catholic College where students and professors recently participated in Biduum Latinum, a Latin immersion weekend, where everyone spoke only Latin. KCWY News 13 has the story.

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State Library of Victoria completes digitization project

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/04/11 - 2:39pm

The State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia has just completed a project to digitize medieval and renaissance manuscripts from its own collection as well as some from the Ballarat Fine Art Gallery. The manuscripts are available to view on the library's website.

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Stonehenge bluestones may have been local

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/04/09 - 1:05pm

Legend says that the bluestones of Stonehenge were transported from a quarry in Wales to the site on the Salisbury Plain, but a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science shows that the stones may actually have come from a site only three kilometres from the structure.

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Walking Acre

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/04/09 - 8:22am

"The Old City incorporates a multitude of forts, synagogues, mosques and churches, as well as a labyrinth of alleyways that date back centuries to the early Ottoman era and before. And there are plenty of the eight-centuries-old remains of an era when the Crusaders ruled this part of the world," writes Barry Davis in a recent touristy article about Isreal's city of Acre for the Jerusalem Post.

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Manx returns to the Isle of Man

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/04/08 - 9:12pm

Manx was once the endangered list. Not the cat - the language. But now a new generation of young people, such as singer Ruth Keggin, is doing its best to breathe new life into the speech of the people of the Isle of Man.

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New portraits of Shakespeare revealed

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/04/08 - 5:00pm

"I subjected the images to fundamental tests of identity and authenticity, and these revealed that we are dealing with true-to-life portraits of Shakespeare, one from his youth, the second from his old age," said Hildegard Hammerschmidt-Hummel about two recently-discovered portraits of William Shakespeare. (photos)

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Britain's fifth-century cultural revolution

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/04/07 - 5:31pm

"Dark Ages" history traditionally considers the transition from Roman to Anglo-Saxon culture in England a time of bloody conquest, but in a new article published in the Journal of Archaeological Science suggest that the evolution may have been more cultural than brutal.

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Earthquake may explain Shroud of Turin mystery

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/04/07 - 12:46pm

An article by Alberto Carpinteri and a group of researchers in Springer's journal Meccanica suggests that an earthquake might explain the mystery of the famous Shroud of Turin, whose cloth has been carbon dated to the 13th century.

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Society Knight uses both Pen and Sword

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/04/07 - 8:26am

An SCA member from An Tir, Sir Brand deux Leons has achieved his dream, as his Shakespearean-style play "To Each Their Own" is now in publication. Sir Brand seeks funding and participation from the SCA performing arts community to help drive a full stage production of the work.

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Excavations show connections between Paganism and early Christianity in Ireland

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/04/06 - 6:00pm

Recent excavations at Caherconnell, County Clare, by the Caherconnell Archaeology Field School are shedding light on the transition from Paganism to Christianity in 5th century Ireland. Burials found in stone cists show that mourners used a combination of both religions to honor their dead.

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Maiden crown artifacts found in Danish church

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/04/06 - 3:32pm

The discovery of the remains of a "maiden crown" in Roskilde Cathedral in Denmark have shed new light on women's fashion of the time. A maiden crown was worn by an unmarried woman in the Renaissance. The recently-discovered headpiece consisted of small flowers made of copper wire and silk thread. (photos)

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Pennsic War Points and Schedule

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/04/04 - 12:32pm

Duke Edward Grey, the Pennsic Warlord, has posted the early agreements from War negotiations with the Middle Kingdom.

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