Friday, August 25, 2006

These Olympics Aren't All Fun and Games

St. Andrews, Scotland, has been playing host to The 27th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences this week.

[Organizer Mark Dennis] said: "This event will be singular and quite unusually memorable event given its historic significance.

"It will be the first time since the Middle Ages that heralds of several countries have met together in State and will be a colourful affair with the university's traditional robes and maces intermingling with state dress, civic robes, tabards and armorial banners." [Link]
Called "the Olympics of genealogy and heraldry," the Congress began on a sour note after two participants tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and a lecturer on Myth and Propaganda in Roman Papal Heraldry pulled a hamstring.

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