This is one for all the history nerds out and anybody who likes cooking and eating, which probably means you. When you try to recreate an ancient recipe, you may end up with a stinking cesspool of inedible muck or … Continue reading Cooking 4,000 year old Babylonian recipes, how do they taste?
A Mudlark while being a species of Australian bird’, is also a curious river-side rambler. Over several millennia of habitation, London’s River Thames has collected many layers of mud-addled refuse of varying degrees of value. Although one man’s trash is … Continue reading Mudlarking for treasures on the River Thames
One of the more quirky destinations in New Mexico is Carlsbad Caverns. Located 228 metres below the surface is a diner/lunchroom that is frozen in the middle of the 20th century. The eatery sells cold cuts and food stuffs that … Continue reading The Post-Apocalyptic Underground Lunchroom
In 1998, archaeologists in Andong City, South Korea to their amazement discovered the tomb of Eung-tae a man who lived in the 16th century. The mummified remains were a rare find for the time. Eung-tae was unusually tall, even by today’s standards. He was 5”9 and well built with skin and beard still intact. “The dark moustache made me feel that he must have had a charming appearance,” said Se-kwon Yim, former director of the Andong National University Museum. She was one of the first people to see him. Even more astonishingly, the tomb contained a bittersweet letter from his … Continue reading To Won’s Father: An Ancient Love Letter Rediscovered
Introducing the Sky Bastard who terrified the shit out of my Maori ancestors in New Zealand… Common Name: Haast’s Eagle Scientific Name: Harpagornis moorei (Discovered and named by Julius von Haast in the 1870s) Traditional Name: Te Pouakai or Te Hokioi (Meaning … Continue reading The Sky Bastard Who Ate My Ancestors in New Zealand