|"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn|
It's time for this week's Link Dump, and Strange Company HQ is throwing a party to celebrate!
Ancient Greek love spells.
The world's only authenticated pirate wreck.
A "cold case" murder is finally solved...then unsolved.
A significant Neanderthal tooth.
The disappearance of Esther Dingley.
When Orson Welles sold no wine before its time.
Lafayette's busy 1824 visit to America.
A brief history of King's Cross.
How Germans came to love potatoes.
A fake magic spell turns out to be surprisingly real.
The Muse brothers: a tragic tale with a (reasonably) happy ending.
Victorians and their talking bouquets.
A first-hand description of a 19th century British Army march in India.
Buttercup the Canal-Swimming Cow.
Yup, it's that point in 2021 when the Mystery Creatures Under Antarctica roll in.
This week in Russian Weird: their dogs are turning blue.
How a Colorado woman gained fame as "Rattlesnake Kate."
How to turn yourself into a Hapsburg.
A Pharaoh's brutal death.
A Roman Emperor's breakfast nook.
A look at Georgian era jewelry.
A raid against Tripoli pirates.
A 17th century wife's printed petitions.
Polish and German carnival traditions.
A glowing 800 year old boomerang.
The unknown Martha Washington.
A brief history of cinnamon.
The rebuilding of Chichen Itza.
Finnish funeral treats.
The world's oldest known brewery.
Medieval runaway nuns.
An 1862 body snatching scandal.
The murder of a boardinghouse keeper.
Finding a lost continent.
The oldest story ever told.
An interesting case of synchronicity.
The nearly-lost recipe for "Washington Pie."
One of the earliest known Valentines.
That time General Marcus Crassus really screwed up.
Anyone who has read Patricia Highsmith's books is not surprised to learn she was a horrible human being.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning as political campaigner.
A visit with the skull of St. Valentine.
The poltergeist of St. Catherine.
The poltergeist of San Remo.
Just a boy and his swan.
What medieval peasants teach us about history.
That wraps things up for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at an Australian's woman's mysterious death. In the meantime, here's a spot of Telemann.