Category Archives: Lost and Found

The ‘Best Map Ever of the Universe’

  The Atlantic: What does the universe look like? It looks, it turns out, a little something like the image above — a map that details what NASA is calling “the oldest light in our universe.” That light, the Cosmic Microwave Background, or … Continue reading

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Lost and Found: GeoCities

Good alerts us to The Deleted City, “a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century.”

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Postcards on the Edge

The earliest known picture postcard was posted in London to the writer Theodore Hook in 1840. The hand-coloured card was addressed to “Theodore Hook Esq, Fulham”, a playwright and novelist noted at the time for his “wit and drollery”. It caricatures the … Continue reading

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On Memory

“Memory is the finest index”–Menahem Zulay (quoted in Adina Hoffman & Peter Cole, Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Geniza)

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Earliest Surviving Dated Printed Book

Today in 868, The Diamond Sutra was published in China. The copy in the British Library is “the world’s earliest complete survival of a dated printed book.”

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Four Centuries of Publishing Success

Today in 1611, the The King James, or Authorised, Version of the Bible was published.

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Lost and Found: American Silent Films Back from Russia

PRI’s Lisa Mullins talks to Patrick Loughney, director of the Library of Congress’ Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation about the return of priceless American silent films from Russia.

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