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Aristotle’s tomb found?

Two thousand, three hundred and thirty-eight (-ish) years after his death, Aristotle’s final resting place might have been found. Greek archaeologists excavating in Stagira, Macedonia (Aristotle’s birthplace) have uncovered a semi-circular temple that, they believe, served as the philosopher’s funerary … Continue reading

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Superimposition – An historical perspective

* One of the most interesting trends that has arisen in this, the age of Photoshop, is the practice juxtaposing history and the present, by superimposing modern-day settings onto archival photographs. The subject matter is fascinating, yet the effect can … Continue reading

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Did it come with a data plan?

I want to believe, I really do. But the purported find of this ancient Nokia-esque cuneiform tablet has my BS-meter blaring an alert. Its conspicuous similarity to a twenty-first (or at least, late twentieth) century comm device, albeit with an … Continue reading

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Ex libris

Libraries are living institutions, and that’s as unerringly true whether they’re public lenders or personal collections. In either case they’re bound to grow, as long as people care enough to nurture them. But they retract, too. Or shed, you might … Continue reading

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History in the margins

It might be the bane of librarians, but after a certain interval marginalia becomes history itself. In this case the tome is the Black Book of Carmarthen (so named for its distinctive black binding), and as the oldest known manuscript … Continue reading

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100 Years in 10 Minutes

What were the most consequential events of the last century? A more subjective question can’t be asked. This video takes a crack at it though, with one hundred years worth of highlights; from Roald Amundsen’s South Pole expedition in December … Continue reading

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Guernica 3D

Is great art static? Does it capture a moment in time, then remain unchanged for posterity? Or is it permissible to reinterpret historical masterpieces with modern technology for the sake of new appreciation? These aren’t hypothetical questions. Artist Lena Gieseke … Continue reading

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