“The King Sups” / A Memorable Fancy #408

     The ancient manuscript was finally translated. It contained directions on how to flavor roast oxen for the great king’s supper one evening, which turned out to be his last. Paleographers were disappointed in the subject matter, but it was an old and valuable parchment nonetheless, definitely museum-quality.      In addition, it was curious in containing a number of partially obliterated words and phrases. These had been skipped in the first quick translation effort, but now museum … [Read more...]