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Curses! It’s BPAL’s Weekly Link Roundup

2016 November 25
by black phoenix

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Welcome to our weekly roundup of cherished news bits! This week’s batch:

☠  Over 40 ancient ships have been discovered at the bottom of the Black Sea.

☠  Protect your library the Medieval way, with horrible book curses.

☠  The One Where Medea Saves Her Kids: it urns out our understanding of ancient Greek culture is based on just a few surviving fragments of literature.

☠  Aaron Orbey writes about horror movies an aid in the grieving process.

☠  What it’s like teaching Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four to students in 2016.

☠  A handwritten poem by Anne Frank just sold for over $148K at auction!

☠  On the 50th anniversary of its sovereignty, Barbados wants to ditch Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.

☠  The Chicago politician who complained about squirrels ended up being hospitalized by one.

☠  Vikings returns to the History Channel on November 30th! Here’s a teaser of bloody events to come.

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