Thursday, March 10, 2011

Today we are all about the past being rediscovered! Well, sort of.

Russia has found nearly 200 silent films that U.S. studios thought were lost forever. Evidently the Soviets were good at preservation!

In Rome's state archives, meanwhile, police reports against Caravaggio prove that he was one of the temperamental celebrities of his day.

A volunteer at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History found what may be the only 3-D color photos of San Francisco, taken right after the earthquake of 1906. (Hooray for volunteers!)

Linguistics geeks will like this one: is the name "Hamlet" taken from an ancient Gaelic story? (Hamlet does act pretty stereotypically Irish, now that I think about it...)

Potential bad news for horror hosts like us: the Supreme Court is going to decide if public domain works can be "recopyrighted."

Tomorrow: links from others!

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