Wide cracks with water seepage have appeared in the walls and ceiling of the 13th century Cologne Cathedral in Germany, damage many feel has been casued by vibrations from a new subway station being constructed next to the cathedral.
At Their Court at Stag's Con, Their Majesties Garick and Jasamine of the Kingdom of the Outlands accepted a petition from the Incipient Shire of Bryngolau to advance to Full Status. Being passed by the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc., the request was granted.
A stash of "street toys", dated from 1570-1630, was unearthed in an old stairwell of the Market Harborough parish church, England.
At Gleann Abhann's Fighter's Collegium on February 23, William of Glen Lyon was placed on vigil early Saturday morning, and elevated to the Order of the Chivalry by TRM Rey and Miriel of Gleann Abhann at court that evening.
Gwen A’Brooke, A&S Coordinator for Lilies War 2013, is seeking instructors for the upcoming War, and announces that online registration is available for those instructors.
Capt Elias Gedney, Pennsic 42 University Point Coordinator, reports that Pennsic University teacher registration is now open.
A 16th-century Basque whaling galleon, the San Juan, will be re-constructed full-scale and seaworthy.
Dr Wojciech Branicki, from the Institute of Forensic Research and Jagielonian University, Kraków and Prof Manfred Kayser, from the Erasmus University Rotterdam have spent the past few years developing a process to determine the hair and eye color of human remains up to 800 years old.
Edrei the Quiet of the Shire of Smythkepe in Fort Smith, Arkansas (Kingdom of Gleann Abhann), reports that his storage unit was robbed on February 13, 2013. Any help in locating lost items will be welcome.
The Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas will present a two-day symposium bringing "together an international and interdisciplinary team of scholars from the arts, humanities, and sciences to explore the roles that color played in the society, politics, thought, art, and ritual practices of ancient and medieval East Asia." Deadline for online registration is March 1, 2013.
A team of Italian archaeologists has uncovered the remains of a "mini dome" during excavations to expand the museum of Florence’s cathedral, designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in the 15th century. The structure might be a scale model of the cathedral and the first use of a building technique in Italy.
A beautiful sapphire ring discovered in 2009 by a metal detectorist in North York, England, has stumped experts who have been unable to date the ring. (photo)
The Stafford Borough Council reports that over UK£75,000 will be spent to restore Stafford Castle, a late 11th century Norman castle in Stafford, England.
Welsh actress Catherine Zeta Jones and her husband Michael Douglas have donated a "substantial" sum of money to help purchase Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd, the purported site of the "lost palace" of medieval Welsh princes.
Two hundred years after J.R.R. Tolkien wrote The Lord of the Rings, one of the "two towers" which may have inspired the writer in the second book, has been purchased with plans for restoration. (video)
Canadian muscian and SCA member Heather Dale (Marian of Heatherdale) is seeking help from fellow musicians who post their music of YouTube. A video, (ironically posted on YouTube), sums up the situation.
Professor Elizabeth Greene looks at shoes differently than most people. At the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, she presented research on how Roman children's shoes reflected their family status, especially in military familities.
Due to Pennsic starting a week early this year (July 19 - August 3), pre-registration is also closing earlier.
Kathryn reports that Their Majesties Garick and Yasamin of the Kingdom of the Outlands have offered elevation to two of Their subjects at the recent StagCon event.
The residents of he Channel Island of Alderney, led by librarian Kate Russell, have recently completed a major project: the final panels of the Bayeux tapestry. (photo)