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Gulf Wars Request

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/03/10 - 2:12pm

Master Cynric of Bedwyn, Co-Autocrat, Gulf Wars XXIV (2015), has a small request of those attending this year's War.

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Gulf War A&S information

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/03/10 - 10:08am

Greetings unto the Known World Ministers of the Arts & Sciences from Mistress Maudeleyn Godeliva Taillour of Meridies. The A&S Open hosted by Meridies and Gleann Abhann will take place on Friday at Gulf Wars from 8 AM to 3 PM at Bede Hall, and the surrounding area.

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Little hook protector of 16th century fashion

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/03/09 - 4:07pm

What could be worse than dragging your elegant skirts through the muck on the streets? Nothing, apparently, as revealed by the discovery of a 20mm (0.8 inch) long gold hook designed to hold up ladies' skirts when crossing a muddy yard. (photo)

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"Staggering find" links British Isles and Norway

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/03/09 - 10:38am

Curator Barry Ager of the British Museum discovered a rare Viking artifact lately in an unexpected place: the storeroom of the British Museum. The ornate, gilded brooch, spotted by Ager "in a lump of organic material excavated from a Viking burial site at Lilleberge in Norway," turned out to be a rare piece of jewelry. (photo)

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Rare gaming piece found in Anglo-Saxon royal hall

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/03/08 - 3:19pm

Archaeologists from the University of Reading have found an extremely rare board game piece dating to the fifth century during the excavation of an Anglo-Saxon royal complex in Lyminge, Kent, England. The piece would have been used for games such as backgammon or draughts. (photo)

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Peers created at al-Barran Midwinter in the Outlands

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/03/08 - 10:02am

Master Angus Reid MacFarlane, Blue Iris Herald, reports that at Their Courts at al-Barran Midwinter, Their Majesties Alrik and Salomea of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered elevation to the Peerage to four of Their subjects.

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BM's Sutton Hoo gallery receives facelift

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/03/07 - 4:51pm

Room 41 of the British Museum has received a facelift in order to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship burial. The room, which houses the museum's early medieval collections, was refurbished with new flooring, roof and internal architecture renovation thanks to a gift from Sir Paul and Lady Jill Ruddock.

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Baroness Dealla Cohen made Peer in Atlantia

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/03/07 - 1:42pm

Lady Wynne ferch Rhodri reports that at Their Royal Court at The Mid-Winter Revels, Their Majesties Ragnarr and Lynette of the Kingdom of Atlantia offered elevation to the Order of the Pelican to Baroness Dealla Cohen.

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Templar interest increases with approaching 700th anniversary

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/03/07 - 9:10am

With material such as The Da Vinci Code to capture the public's attention, the myths of the Knights Templar are more popular than ever. Lawyer, noveliest and historian Dr Dominic Selwood has a feature article for The Telegraph.

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Investigation of Shakespeare's last home to enter phase 2

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/03/06 - 6:29pm

Archaeologists have been working on the site of New Place, William Shakespeare's last home in Stratford-upon-Avon, since 2009 and have now discovered "as much as they can" about the site, which was demolished in the 18th century. (photos)

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Ansteorra Winter Crown photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/03/06 - 2:56pm

Michael De Eryri reports that he has created an album of photos from the Kingdom of Ansteorra's Winter 2014 Crown Tournament. The album is available to view on  the J&M Timeless (SmugMug) website.

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Three new Peers tapped at AEthelmearc Kingdom Twelfth Night

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/03/06 - 10:25am

Kameshima-roku-i Zentarou Umakai, Silver Buccle Herald, reports that at Their Kingdom 12th Night, Their Majesties Timothy and Gabrielle of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.

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Touring Judaic sites in Spain

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/03/05 - 8:15pm

After the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, much of Sephardic Jewish history and culture was destroyed, but some does remain. Gisela Dés of The Jerusalem Post offers a feature article on the "lost Jewish kingdom" in Spain.

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Raising a horn with the Vikings

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/03/05 - 12:39pm

For centuries, the Norse used animal horns as drinking vessels, many of which had decorative metal terminals and mounts. Proof of this has been found in grave sites, although the actual horns have long decayed. A new book by Vivian Etting entitled The Story of the Drinking Horn – Drinking Culture in Scandinavia during the Middle Ages tells the long story of the custom. (photos)

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Archaeologists surprised by medieval remains at Gallo-Roman site

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 7:06pm

The last thing that archaeologists working on the Roman site of Intaranum near Entrains-sur-Nohain, France expected to find was a mass grave in a well dating to the 8th-10th centuries.

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New Peers at An Tir 12th Night

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 3:38pm

Court Reporter HL Finn Grim reports that, at Their 2014 12th Night, Their Majesties Ieuan and Gwyneth of the Kingdom of An Tir, chose to offer elevation to the Peerage to seven members of Their populace. The event took place January 11, 2014.

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Society Feast Survey

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 10:02am

Feast cooks in the Midrealm's Barony of Sternfeld have created a survey asking members from around the Known World what they want most from an SCA feast.

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Polish "glosses" may have been written by Copernicus

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 12:50am

Experts are studying the handwriting of scientist Nicolaus Copernicus to determine if recently-discovered glosses, or notes written on the margins, in a book from the library of the Seminary of Warmia Metropolis "Hosianum" in Olsztyn, Poland were written by Copernicus or by someone else.

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Birka 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/03/03 - 11:46pm

Brita and Hugh from the East Kingdom report that they have created albums of photos from Market Day at Birka. Brita's photos are available on Shutterfly, while Hugh's may be found on Picasaweb.

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