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"Siberia's Excalibur" may have belonged to Ivan the Terrible

SCA Today - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:59

In 1975, archaeologists discovered a well-preserved, 12th century sword beneath a tree in Siberia. Experts believe that the sword, found near the site of the death in battle of 14th century Russian hero Ivan Koltso, may have once belonged to the armory of Koltso's benefactor Ivan the Terrible. (photos)

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Climate changed "big man" society in Viking Iceland

SCA Today - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 21:31

The change of climate to colder temperatures in 11th century Iceland may have put an end to traditional Viking feasting of beef and beer, say authors Davide Zori and Jesse Byock in a new book Viking Archaeology in Iceland: Mosfell Archaelogical Project. (photo of glass beads)

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On the writing of sonnets

SCA Today - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 16:48

In an article on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog, Master Hector of the Black Height, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, discusses the basics of sonnets and sonnet writing, including rhythm, phrasing and form, in the article Missive to a Young Poet: Sonnets.

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In Memoriam: Master Kali Harlansson of Gotland

SCA Today - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 12:29

It is with great sadness that the Gazette reports that Master Kali Harlansson of Gotland passed away on March 12, 2015 after a long illness.

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2015 Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic Seeking Volunteers

SCA Today - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 15:26

The organizers of this year's Children's Fete are seeking volunteers to assist with, and to sponsor, activities.

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