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Rock, of ages…

Bonham’s, a London auction house, is about to gavel off an 1800 year old bust (actually, an acroterion–  a kind of architectural ornament often found decorating the corners of a sarcophagus) that bears more than a passing resemblance to a more modern royal:

Arcroterian King

Read the entire (and entirely too synchronistic) story in the (London) Mail.

As we rethink the Bardo Thodol, we might send a grateful thought to William Caxton (who introduced the printing press to England); on this date in 1485, he published Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Mort de Arthur (between the two edition of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales that he also published).

Caxton’s printer’s device

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July 31, 2008 at 1:01 am

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