Past Horizons: Deadly injuries to skull and pelvis of Richard III revealed.
Incorporates an excellently descriptive video. Everything you need or want to know, right here.
ABC: Experts - Chopin’s Heart Shows Signs of TB.
“The experts said heart is ” very well preserved,” but they did not open the jar.” The benefits of a long soak in quality cognac.
APNewsBreak: Texas will allow Prada Marfa to stay.
Italian Ways: Celestial Veneto.
ArtDaily: Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs presents Chartres Cathedral in early photographs
“One of the finest examples of French High Gothic, it is a milestone in the development of Western architecture. Remarkably homogenous in style, its original stained glass windows and around 4,000 sculptures are largely preserved. Auguste Rodin stood in awe before those statues, during his first visit to the pilgrimage town in 1877, and referred to Chartres Cathedral as ‘the Acropolis of France.’” And, if you’re in Manhattan, this looks like a great short visit.
ArtDaily: ‘Horst: Photographer of Style’ on view at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
“Horst was one of the greatest photographers of fashion and society and produced some of the most famous and evocative images of the 20th century. This exhibition will shine a light on all aspects of his long and distinguished career. Horst’s legacy and influence, which has been seen in work by artists, designers and performers including Herb Ritts, Robert Mapplethorpe, Bruce Weber and Madonna, continues today.” If you’re in Old Blighty, you’ll want to take this in.
BBC: Rare colossal squid thawed for examination in New Zealand.
During the video we find that sperm whales like to play with their food.
Paris Review: Natty Bumppo, Soviet Folk Hero.
This took the top of my head off. Incredible.
Archaeology News Network: The Amphipolis caryatids revealed.
Good lordy, just look!
Later: They’ve entered the third section.
The London Photograph Fair.
One of these years ... I’ll get to see this.
Annals of Family Medicine: The Cost of My Mother’s Cardiac Care in the US and India.
New Scientist: Woman of 24 found to have no cerebellum in her brain.
“Problems in the cerebellum can lead to severe mental impairment, movement disorders, epilepsy or a potentially fatal build-up of fluid in the brain. However, in this woman, the missing cerebellum resulted in only mild to moderate motor deficiency, and mild speech problems such as slightly slurred pronunciation. Her doctors describe these effects as ‘less than would be expected’, and say her case highlights the remarkable plasticity of the brain.”
The Rumpus/book review: Flight 232.
“When the aircraft hit, it hit hard, and those unsecured babies and toddlers were thrown all over the cabin. Few of these lap children made it out alive. It would be a wonderful observance of the anniversary of the crash if the FAA would require all passengers to have seats, and would protect people without discrimination based on age.”
Telegraph.UK: Oldest house in Britain discovered to be 11,500 years old.
Unusually interesting history here. Shines a beam in a very knowledge-dark time.
Italian Ways: Carrara’s marble quarries - setting beauty free.
“Michelangelo traveled personally to Carrara to select the blocks of marble from which his mallet, punch and chisel would free masterpieces such as the ‘Pietà’, ‘David’, and ‘Moses’.” Great selection of photos.
BBC: Sir John Franklin - Fabled Arctic ship found.
AFP: Fever mounts as stunning statues found at ancient Greek tomb.
Er, Macedonian. “The left arm of one and the right arm of the other are raised in a symbolic gesture to refuse entry to the tomb” Could they be toying with the ... wait for it ... curse of Alexander’s ‘Mummy’?
BBC/China: Shang or Zhou dynasty sword found in Jiangsu.
Poor photo, but fantastic find.
The Luminous Landscape: Why Medium Format Digital?
The Atlantic: Behold - Britain’s Ugliest Building.
“The architects and developers behind the project have defended the complex, arguing that they’ve created jobs, provided much-needed investment to Woolwich, and already sold many apartment units.” Sorry folks ... rests on the shoulders of the architects primarily. Secondarily on the city planners who approve such monstrosities.
Youtube: Volcano Eruption in Papua New Guinea.
Archaeology News Network: Ground surveying digs deep for Batavia wreck’s secrets.
Roads & Kingdoms: In the Blood.
TechCrunch: When Does Uber Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car?
Interesting. Not in Santa Fe, yet.