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Santa Maria found?

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/26 - 9:18am

“All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’ famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” said underwater archaeologist Barry Clifford about the discovery of what may be the Santa Maria, Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti.

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The Passing of Duchess Zarina Daeth

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 10:47pm

Duchess Zarina Daeth, twice Queen of the Middle Kingdom, is being fondly remembered after her life was claimed this week by ovarian cancer.

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Evidence of 1st century Roman military camp found in Germany

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 6:03pm

For generations, archaeologists have been looking for evidence of a Roman presence in eastern Germany, and with the discovery of a large, first century military camp near Hachelbich in Thuringia, they have found it.

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Limoges Virgin Mary is "absolutely fantastic"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 2:50pm

Archaeologist Hans Mikkelsen from the Danish National Museum was happily surprised recently to discover a Limoges statue of the Virgin Mary under the dirt floor of a small church in Søby, Jutland. The figurine has been dated to the 13th century. (photo)

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Enjoy Hampton Court - online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/25 - 10:05am

Are you an admirer ot London's Hampton Court Palace? If so, you will want to visit the website of Historic Royal Palaces and view a large gallery of photos of Henry VIII's residence.

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Plumbing problem reveals crusader murals

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 2014/07/24 - 9:33pm

A burst pipe in Saint-Louis Hospice, a Jerusalem hospital, has led workers to rediscover 19th century wall murals depicting "crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders." The paintings were the work of Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, a French count, who believed himself descended from the knights. (photos)

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Richard III: An Overview

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 10:42pm

The verdict is finally in: the remains of Richard III, England's last medieval king, will be laid to rest, with great pomp and circumstance, in Leicester Cathedral after judges put an end to requests that he be buried in York. The BBC's Greig Watson has an overview of the Richard saga. (photos)

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Horse and Falcon 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 2014/07/23 - 10:16am

The Kingdom of Calontir's Falcon Banner reports that Vilhelm Lich has created several albums of photos from the recent Horse and Falcon event. The photos are available to few on Flickr.

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Cynagua Coronet May 2014 videos online

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 1:15pm

Kean de Lacy reports that he has posted a collection of videos from Cynagua Coronet which took place in May 2014 in the Kingdom of the West.

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Summer issue of "Quivers and Quarrels"

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 2014/07/22 - 9:21am

The summer issue of the SCA wide archery E-newsletter Quivers and Quarrels is now available.

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Mona Lisa in 3-D?

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 6:29pm

The discovery of a Mona Lisa twin in the Museo del Prado in Madrid has led art historians and scientists to consider if Da Vinci's most famous work was actually the world's oldest 3-D artwork. (photos)

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Kings College 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 2014/07/21 - 4:23pm

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Kings College which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Are you a bard?

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 7:44pm

What does it mean to be a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism? THLaird Colyne Stewart, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, thinks he knows, and shares his thoughts on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog.

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Human remains mark Saxon settlement near London

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 2014/07/20 - 10:12am

Gardeners working at a private home in Purley, England near London, were surprised to unearth a skull and thigh bone dating to the 7th of 8th century. The remains are believed by experts to be Saxon, and are considered a "significant archaeological discovery."

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Sterling Renaissance Festival opens for 38th season despite financial stress

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/19 - 8:22pm

It almost didn't happen. Weeks before Sterling, New York's famous Renaissance Festival was scheduled to open its gates, the management found itself lacking the US $300,000 needed to operate the faire. The public raised money and a bank came through with a loan, but the event's future is still uncertain. Sarah Blazonis of Time Warner Central NY has the story.

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Norfolk "Q-tip" declared treasure

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 2014/07/19 - 1:34pm

Everyday toilet implements, such as an ear scoop found by a metal detectorist, were among the recently-declared treasures in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England. Also discussed was an early Anglo-Saxon "gold and garnet cloisonné circular domed object." (photos)

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Cabbage Hurling goes global

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 5:28pm

Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)

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Video of Coronation of Ealdormere's Siegfried and Ragni online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 3:39pm

Andrew Lowry reports that he has posted a video of the Coronation of King Siegfried and Queen Ragni of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The video is available to view on YouTube.

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Peerages offered at Northshield's Border Skirmish

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 11:14am

Katerinka Ministro reports that in Their Court at Border Skirmish, Their Majesties Siegfried and Elizabeth offered elevation to the Peerage to three of Their subjects.

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The evolution of London

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 2014/07/18 - 12:36am

How did London evolve as a city from Roman times to the present? Researchers at UCL's Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis know the answer and privdes a visual aid in the form of a map which shows the city's development from the 1st century military center to today's megacity.

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