Last week news outlets reported that militant Islamic rebels fleeing Timbuktu in Mali had torched a new library, destroying many of the city's famed ancient books. Preservationists and the Mali government are now reporting that many of the manuscripts were hidden in a safe house before the attack.
Notre Dame de Paris, on the River Seine, has seen over 8 centuries of history, from the Crusades to World War II. Now the city will fête the world's best-known church in a year-long celebration that will include recasting of its bells.
Duncan Bane fuar Bhathais has been placed on vigil by Their Majesties Tristan and Damiana of the Kingdom of Atenveldt to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Chivalry.
A restoration project completed on time is a rare happening. Even rarer is one completed 6 months early and under budget, but that is the case with work on the 12th century Torre Abbey in Torquay, Devon.
In a scholarly paper, an abstract of which was published recently at Medievalists.net, K.F. Werner examines techniques for forging Frankish swords from 700-1000 CE. Werner disputes the generally-accepted techniques.
The Roskilde 6, the largest Viking long ship ever found, is traveling to England, not to loot and pillage, but to educate, 1,000 years after it carried troops for King Canute of Denmark. The warship wil be displayed by the British Museum in 2014.
THLady Barbara Sterling reports that an album of photos from Tournament of Champions IV, which took place September 29, 2012 in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, are now available to view on the Travels with Lady Barbara website.
Her Excellency Countess Alys Katharine reports that Their Majesties Dag and AnneMarie offered elevation to the Order of the Chivalry to Master Calum MacDhaibhidh, Baron of the Cleftlands, at Their recent Regular Event: Gloriana's Frost Faire.
In the 14th century, the city of Myra near Demre, Turkey, disappeared under the silt of the Myros River. Now, 700 years later, the city, once an importance pilgrimage site of the Byzantine Empire, is re-remerging - building by building. (photo)
Andreas von Meissen reports that Count Lochlan Dunn was the winner of the January 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. Count Lochlan Dunn was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Gwen verch Cynwrig de Insula Mona.