|Mysterious painted skull found in Vienna is real|
May 12, 2016, The Local (Austria) by Staff
The skull had been found last week in saucepan in a meadow near Vienna’s Wilhelminen hospital by a hospital employee and the theory at the time was that it was probably a replica.
But tests carried out on the skull show that it is in fact real, although authorities are none the wiser as to where it has come from or why it is painted.
As well as flowers, the skull is decorated with the words ‘gehängt 1612’ (hanged 1612), although archaeology experts say the bones are much too young to be be dated back to the 17th Century. They have not been able to date it exactly yet.
|At Virginia home of President Monroe, a sizable revision of history|
April 28, 2016, The Washington Post (DC) by T. Rees Shapiro
For decades, tourists have visited the historic home of James Monroe outside of Charlottesville, Va., and have encountered the quaint — if not underwhelming — residence of the nation’s fifth president.
Situated in the Blue Ridge, the plantation known as Highland, where Monroe lived from 1799 to 1823, has stood in contrast to another presidential estate on the outskirts of Charlottesville — Monticello, the palatial manse of President Thomas Jefferson.