Jan 23, 2022

Motel of the Mysteries

Motel of the Mysteries By {author, ✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay ✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay - Motel of the Mysteries, Motel of the Mysteries A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people usin a wry satire that is a marvel of imagination and wonderfully illustrated The New York Times It is the year

  • Publisher‏:‎ HMH Books for Young Readers; Illustrated edition (October 11, 1979)
  • Publication date‏:‎ October 11, 1979
  • Language‏:‎ English
  • File size‏:‎ 135912 KB
  • Text-to-Speech‏:‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader‏:‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting‏:‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise‏:‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length‏:‎ 69 pages
  • Lending‏:‎ Enabled

✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay, Motel of the Mysteries, David Macaulay, Motel of the Mysteries A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people usin a wry satire that is a marvel of imagination and wonderfully illustrated The New York Times It is the year and the entire ancient country of Usa has been buried under many feet of detritus from a catastrophe that occurred back in Howard Carson an amateur archeologist is cr

Motel of the Mysteries

✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay ✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay - Motel of the Mysteries, Motel of the Mysteries A future archeologist finds the remnants of a mysterious ancient people usin a wry satire that is a marvel of imagination and wonderfully illustrated The New York Times It is the year Motel of the Mysteries

  • ✓ Motel of the Mysteries ↠ David Macaulay
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Motel of the Mysteries

962 thought on “Motel of the Mysteries

  1. It s humor satire in the best tradition something that pokes fun at some would say skewers those who tend to take themselves far too seriously In this case we re talking about archeologists, but even at that it s limited to those who make too many intellectual leaps from the available evidence By that I mean those scientists who tend to input too much in the way of fiction or story telling to artifacts.It s done so gently, but the tone is spot on the same pronouncements done with no doubt whatso [...]


  2. I was looking for some anthropology book and I stumbled upon this book, I bought it without reading the reviews My take was that this book is written in future and goes through things in the past However as I started reading I found it boring but as I continued I couldn t stop laughing.While this book may seem funny what I found great about this book is that it made me think what if we are looking at things from the past in similar fashion What if what we know about the past is really not what i [...]


  3. I thought this was a book, but it turned out to be a very short story My American friends had recommended it as a classic, but I think one of those things that was clever when it was written and read years ago, but now shows its age The article does rely on a number of illustrations to enable you to get the joke, which are a little hard to see in the Kindle version Overall, I don t regret reading it, and I suspect maybe this was the first time this trope had been done, i.e where a future society [...]


  4. This is a story about a man who discovers the United States years after it disappeared mysteriously into the mists of time.As this scientist and his crew uncover many ancient artifacts, they do their best to piece together how various items were used in this ancient culture Their conviction that the motel they ve discovered is an ancient burial ground colors their interpretation of every item that they find.Macaulay s illustrations bring the text to life, allowing the reader to see the humor it [...]


  5. Weird book Not what I expected from the description It s about 10x10 and thin It s drawings than actual writing Set faarrr into the future It s a satirical take on an archeological dig of a motelthat the team treats like a sacred site Do not disturb placard on the doorknob is the official seal on the burial site It s a motel room I m enjoying reading it, even if its kind of silly More tongue in cheek kind of humor.


  6. What will our world look like to future archaeologists In this book David Macaulay takes a humorous look at the possibilities as our descendants explore an ancient motel and mistake a toilet seat for a headdress and so on.It s cute, nothing great but cute And Macaulay s illustrations are always cool.


  7. I love David MacCaulay s books Usually he writes instructional stuff The Way Things Work Now, Cathedral The Story of Its Construction , but this is a very tongue in cheek futuristic description of archaeologists in the distant future, who discover a motel Their assumptions about its function are hysterical


  8. Macaulay s Motel of the Mysteries is a classic, hilarious send up of archaeological investigation and interpretation, in which anything we don t understand is interpreted as having had religious significance Written in the same style as old National Geographic articles especially the classic coverage of Howard Carter s opening of Tutankhamen s tomb , it presents a comically garbled interpretation of a 20th Century motel that is excavated centuries later, only to be mis interpreted as a tomb comp [...]


  9. As I tutor I use this book regularly with my classes to illustrate how, when we look at history, we can never know the facts for certain as we can only make assumptions based on our current knowledge This humourous book shows how easy it could be to misinterpret historical findings to make them fit our current way of thinking or meet a personal agenda As the saying goes history is written by the survivors victors so the truth may not be all it seems.


  10. The basic premise is a future archaeologist excavating the site of a 20th century motel and the deductions he made from it I won t spoil it for readers by describing it any further Contrived, simplistic, but thought provoking Not long after reading it although the pictures are better I visited both Ephesus and Aphrodisias it did make me wonder about the guide s descriptions an explanations of both sites.Fun worth the money should be required reading for amateur and professional archaeologists.


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