Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Premier of Rathbone's Web Series

Rathbone the Pirate just released Episode 1 of his new web series, Pieces of Eight. You might think of it as a video podcast in which Rathbone muses on pirate news and answers viewer questions. Plus, each episode has a clue to the location of a buried treasure.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Six Centuries Hence

Like something out of a George Eliot novel, council workers in Edinburgh discovered a long-forgotten skeleton while surveying for a primary school expansion. Archaeologists determined that it was around 600 years old. Furthermore, the site being close to a port and very near the historical location of a gallows, they found it likely that the skeleton could have belonged to someone executed for piracy. Far from being scared, the schoolchildren thought it was "cool" that the skeleton was found there. Full story here.