Nicolaus Copernicus was honored recently when Google recognized the 450th anniversary of the scientists's birth with a Google Doodle. The Christian Science Monitor followed with a article which looks at the career of the Polish astronomer.
In its March 2013 issue, Antiquity Magazine reports on a partnership of several universities and organizations to use the latest developments in computer science and engineering to analyze archaeological sites. In this instance, they focus on the UNESCO World Heritage, Petra Archaeological Park.
Aerial photographs are rewriting the history of Hadrian's Wall. Images indicate there were hundreds - even thousands - of Iron Age settlements there long before the Romans. (photos, video)
Cattle skulls and thirteen cauldrons which showed residue of animal fats were unearthed in England.
Ursus of Anglesey has added more galleries of Gulf Wars XXII pics from Wednedasy and Thursday, including the Bear Pit, Rapier Field Battle, Five Man Melee Tourney, Rose Tourney from Wednesday, and the Field Battle and Champion's Battles from Thursday.
The Unified Glass Arts Day, Canton of Three Hills and West Michigan Glass Arts is seeking instructors and glassblowers for a day-long immersion at a modern glass studio.
Excavations at the former site of the Temple of Mithras in London, England have yielded over 10,000 artifacts, many in a remarkable state of preservation. The finds include a shoe, jewelery, documents, and table wares.
On April 13 in the Barony of Carillion in the East Kingdom, the world ended and the dead walked during the leading up to the Coronation of Gregor IV and Kiena II.
Six feet below street level in the center of Lincoln, England lies a medieval road, complete with wheel ruts, and bounded by a large building, such as a warehouse. Now archaeologists are faced with the task of discovering all they can about the site in six weeks before construction begins on a new store.
"Hen in winter" and "tiny little fish" are just two of the recipes found in a manuscript discovered in Durham Cathedral's monastery. Written in 1140, the manuscript is believed to be the oldest European cookbook to have survived from the Middle Ages. The book includes recipes for medicinal remedies, and the meals were evidently meant to help restore the health of those who ate them.
Durham University postgraduate students will attempt to recreate some of the recipes next Thursday in a workshop at Blackfriars Restaurant, in Newcastle; the dishes will then be served at a lunchtime lecture Saturday.
Find out more in these news items:
- Oldest European Medieval Cookbook Found
Article by Jennifer Viegas at Discovery News.
Medieval recipes unearthed in Durham manuscript to be tasted once again
Feature by Tony Kearney at The Northern Echo.
A heraldic badge showing the Scottish crown has been found at the site of the Battle of Flodden. The badge may have been worn by someone closely affiliated with King James IV.
Five short videos produced by Historic Royal Palaces explain some of the cookery aspects that are demonstrated each month at Hampton Court.
After nearly 2000 years, a wealthy Roman citizen whose remains were discovered 18 years ago in Caerleon, near Newport, Wales, has a face. (portrait)
Elena Norreys reports that she has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Coronation which took place April 6, 2013 in the Barony of Carillion, East Kingdom. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.
Syr Verica de Lighthaven, of the Principality of Oertha, reports that Their Majesties Obadiah and Ascelin of the West Kingdom have placed Lady Anna Di Caterina Neri on vigil to contemplate elevation to the Order of the Pelican.
Cannonballs recovered from the Mary Rose wreck in England have been shown to contain iron cores, allowing the cannons to punch the shot through enemy vessels.
The Conclave is over and a new Pope chosen, but the English never stood a chance. There has not, in fact, been an English Pope since Adrian IV in 1155.
Calontir subjects or lovers of SCA history will want to check out Master Crag's Chronicles of Calontir, now available in paperback and Kindle version from Amazon.com.
John Edgerton reports that video from the Second Tourney of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which took place June 25, 1966 in the park above Berkeley, California, is now available to view on YouTube. Transferred from Super 8 film, the video has no audio.
The University of Sheffield’s Humanities Research Institute has created Manuscripts Online which "brings to life early printed primary sources of medieval Britain, giving online access to written materials from the year 1000 to 1500 and allowing users to contribute to the collective body of knowledge on the subject for the first time."