Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Quiz Time!





(Above: I want this mosaic in my bathroom!)

Summer vacation is here. It's time to begin your REAL education. So let's start with a quick quiz . . .

You're an archaeologist working in Northern England. You discover an ancient graveyard filled with dozens of skeletons. All the bones once belonged to strapping young men. The bodies were beheaded before they were buried. At least one of the young men was mauled by a large animal--most likely a bear, tiger, or lion.

Who have you discovered?

Answer here.

20 comments:

Halley said...

Wow. There is no way I could of gotten that; I'm way too stupid.

Karen said...

What do you mean summer vacation is here?

Jin Ai said...

AHH I'm so proud, I actually guessed gladiators but at the last minute thought it couldn't be

CA said...

"including 23 found in a resident's back yard." 23!? You would think that they would've found those one earlier.

Al Fonzo said...

Well, I WAS going to say that you found a mauled person. Eh kinda close. At least it was still human

P.S. I'm going to be changing my account name soon too MysteryJellyfish, around next week

The Golden Eagle said...

Creepy. I would have thought of some kind of fight, but gladiators were not the instant thought.

Erin_Flight said...

I am very glad I do not live in rome. Why would those people want to fight to their deaths. They could have been forced but Iit says they weren't criminals.They where buried with honor so they probably were not slaves. Maybe there was some kind of reward if you won?

montana irregulars said...

that mosaic is way cool, it kinda looks like jack skeleton from a nightmare before christmas

Kitty said...

Oh mai squee XD

~Kalie~ said...

My first thought was Romans. Sounds brutal enough to be them. Being in England it's a possible. :) Can't wait to find out!

MushroomCloud said...

Because of my intelligence, I came up with that immediately. That mosaic is in my Latin textbook. This yearwe're learning about the Roman occupation of Britain. I feel happy.

MushroomCloud said...

besides thatswhat romans do- they'reall homicidal. Cambridge Latin- Salvius, git. there's like 5 words for death: mors, mortis, f; necavit' interfecit; mortuus....

MushroomCloud said...

forsenics people are idiotic- even without evidence I know what that is.

Anonymous said...

ooh, cool! imagine some archaeologists digging up your backyard and finding 23 skeletons, the remains of your human predecessors... ooh, that would be wonderfully creepy! i didn't guess gladiators though, even though i'm among the smartest of my grade. that just shows how idiotic some of my classmates are. but seriously, i wish i had ancient graves in my backyard! seriously cool!

Rileydog said...

Wow that's really cool!! Why wouldn't they have been buried with their armor though? Because that would've been preserved and it was an honor to be a gladiator so they would've been buried with it, wouldn't they? Hmm. . .

MushroomCloud said...

rileydog: armor is expensive

Poison Pen said...

I'm so pathetically well-read, I even knew the article you were referring to. Crazy--wish there was cool stuff like that on my property. I've always wanted to find a skeleton when I was digging up the flowerbeds. xD

EQ said...

Gladiator graveyard...my dad mentioned this happened. Wierdness abounds.

Rileydog: I don't think the Romans were as much into the taking-your-stuff-with-you-to-the-afterlife thing as the Egyptians were. Gold coins on the eyes to pay to cross the Styx, but I think that was it. I guess the Elysium was probably well supplied with whatever you could want, and if you ended up in Tartarus, well, you probably wouldn't be needing much.

In other news--SCHOOL IS OUTTTT!!! A little surreal because we had the math final, which I am pleased & a little surprised to report I don't think I failed...Yay! Summer is here!!!

Oh--wierd thing of the day: I was walking into the house & out of the corner of my eye I could have *sworn* my mom's blue van was actually a beat-up, old-fashioned green truck. Just for a second, but wierdly realistic.

Anonymous said...

i don't know how to email you but this seems right up your alley ...
http://green.yahoo.com/blog/guest_bloggers/26/the-world-s-only-immortal-animal.html

Anonymous said...

yay, even without the link i knew it was gladiators :D