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Stonehenge's "perfect circle" revealed

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:50

Archaeologists have long debated over the original shape of Stonehenge, but recent dry weather in England has solved the mystery: the stone circle was actually...a circle. (photo)

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SCA Calligraphy and Illumination Calendar Published

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:37

The Labours of the East, a 2015 calendar with artwork by scribes of the East Kingdom to benefit the Royal Travel Fund, goes on sale today from the East Kingdom Gazette.

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Kickstarter project to publish book on Japanese heraldry

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:14

SCA member and medieval Japan enthusiast Xavid has started a kickstarter project to fund the English translation of a book on Japanese Heraldry with over 200 full-color reproductions.

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August 2014 Peerages announced in Falcon Banner

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:26

The Falcon Banner of the Kingdom of Calontir reports that Their Majesties Agamemnon and Gwen have offered elevation to the Peerage to two of Their subjects.

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Own a piece of Magna Carta history

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 20:33

For a mere UK£4 million, buyers can own a piece of English history in the form of a small island in the Thames River where, it is believed, the rebellious barons who created the Magna Carta camped before the signing. (photos)

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Aerial photography pinpoints lost Polish village

SCAtoday.net - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 15:51

From the ground, a grassy area near the village of Niedźwiedziny in Wielkopolska, Poland, appears to be an ordinary field, but archaeologists believe differently. Recent aerial photographs show crops growing with the outlines of an oval-shaped medieval village.

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Known World Dance Symposium XI registration open

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 22:06

Margaret de Mey, KWDS XI Co-event steward, reports that registration is open for the Known World Dance Symposium XI which will take place April 15-19, 2015 in Miltenberg Germany.

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Extraordinary finds at "Pompeii of the north"

SCAtoday.net - Sat, 10/11/2014 - 15:23

Archaeologists marvel at discoveries from the Binchester Roman Fort near Bishop Auckland in northern England, a 2nd century site which has been dubbed the "Pompei of the north." (photos)

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Long lost Salisbury Hall discovered beneath former stadium car park

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 16:15

In 1322, the Salisbury Manor was built in Walthamstow, a suburb of London. The manor burned in the 16th century and was replaced by a Tudor structure, but was also lost. Now a team of archaeologists from Archaeology South East have found Salisbury Manor  beneath a former car park for Walthamstow Stadium.

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Company of the Dove has "Breakfast with Jacquie Mackay"

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 11:47

During a recent interview, Jacquie Mackay of 612 ABC Brisbaine (Australia) spoke with Jen Dunn of the Living History reenactment group Company of the Dove. A podcast of the interview is available on the website.

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Agincourt 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 09:25

Master Caelin on Andrede reports that he has created an album of photos from Agincourt 2014 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Abandoned school becomes Richard III grave visitor center

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 17:35

Leicester, England mayor Peter Soulsby was on hand recently to celebrate the opening of a UK£4 million visitor center near the site of the grave of Richard III, discovered in 2012 in a city car park. The center is housed in an abandoned school building.

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Laurels' Prize Tourney 2014 photos online

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 13:17

Lady Helene von Braunschweyg reports that she has created an album of photos from Laurels Prize Tourney, which took place September 13, 2014 in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

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Ansteorra lauded for volunteer hours at Gulf Wars

SCAtoday.net - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:02

Gulf Wars Exchequer, Baroness Genevieve McCullum de Caen, reports that the Kingdom of Ansteorra totaled over 4700 hours of volunteer time at the 2014 Gulf Wars. She lists the hours for the top five groups.

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Archaeologists fail to solve mystery of Silchester

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 18:18

Archaeologists have packed their tools and left the site of the Silchester Roman town in Hampshire, England, still without an answer as to why the major town was abandoned in the sixth century.

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Viking burial research project draws to a close

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 13:38

In 1999, Stephen Harrison and Raghnall Ó Floinn have headed a project to catalog Viking burials beneath the city of Dublin. Their work has produced an 800-page book entitled Viking Graves and Grave Goods in Ireland. The site is now considered the largest Viking burial zone in western Europe outside of Scandinavia.

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Medieval teen given face in Scotland

SCAtoday.net - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:12

In 2009, the remains of nearly 400 people were discovered by workers for the Edinburgh Trams system in Leith, Scotland. Now forensics experts have given one of the individuals, a teenage boy, a face. (photos)

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First English book brings more than £1m

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 15:43

The Recuyell of the Histories of Troye is considered to be the first book ever to be printed in English. A translation of a French book by William Caxton, the 1474 English edition sold recently at auction for more than £1m. (photo)

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Ren faire entertains in Cedar City, Utah

SCAtoday.net - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:20

Southern Utah took a step back in time recently with the arrival of the Utah Midsummer Renaissance Faire to Cedar City. Zach Whitney of Fox 13 Salt Lake City visited the faire and spoke to some of its guests. (video)

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French necropolis offers "rich grave goods"

SCAtoday.net - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:03

Archaeologists in Saint-Aubin-des-Champs, France have discovered a burial ground containg more than 300 graves dating from the 5th through 7th centuries. The graves were single burials and included "rich grave goods." (photos)

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