Motel of the Mysteries

Category: Humor
Author: David Macaulay
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by pgrote   2020-06-22
Motel of the Mysteries is a great book for imagining what people in the future will think about what we leave behind.

by duskwuff   2019-06-07
If you enjoyed this, you might also like David Maculay's "Motel of the Mysteries", which imagines a 41st-century archaeologist attempting to interpret a 20th-century motel (and getting it hilariously wrong).

> Perhaps the single most important article in the chamber was the ICE (No. 14). This container, whose function evolved from the Canopic jars of earliest times, was designed to preserve, at least symbolically, the major internal organs of the deceased for eternity. The Yanks, who revered long and complex descriptions, called the container an Internal Component Enclosure.