Making the rounds this week, courtesy of the Daily Fail, is the story of a Greek statue, a wax tablet, and a conspiracy theory.
See this woman? This woman is Greek. She has an attendant. She is receiving a message.
The message is on one of these. This is a wax tablet.
You use a stylus to write messages in the thin layer of wax, and when you want to write something new, you smooth out the wax with the flat side of the stylus. These show up all over the place in artwork of the time, like this:
And also this:
But what it is not, completely not, is this:
No. Certainly not.
But you can “learn” all about it in the video below.
Happy Monday, everyone.
Richard Ford Burley is a writer and doctoral candidate at Boston College, as well as an editor at Ledger, the first academic journal devoted to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. In his spare time he writes about science, skepticism, feminism, and futurism here at This Week In Tomorrow.