Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Persepolis Fortification Archive and the Stanley Cup


Wait, you're telling me you can't see any connection between the Persepolis Fortification Archive and the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup, the trophy named for Lord Stanley of Preston?

Well we answered this question just about five years ago.

54 years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings for the 1961 championship. In the series leading to that championship two of the greatest athletes in Chicago sports history, Bobby Hull and Stan Mikita made their first Stanley Cup appearances. Hull scored two in the first game including the winner, and Mikita scored the winner in game five.

Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull was the brother of Barbara Hull. Barbara Hull was married to Richard Hallock. The circle is complete!

The Backhawks won the cup in 2010, and again in 2013,  and again this year.  Even King Tut is happy!

                                               
                                                 


So now I ask you, what have the Stanly Cup and WWII cryptography to do with each other?

Monday, March 16, 2015

From the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project, 4: ‘His Own Death’ in Bisotun and Persepolis

Stolper, Matthew W. “From the Persepolis Fortification Archive Project, 4: ‘His Own Death’ in Bisotun and Persepolis.” ARTA: Achaemenid Research on Texts and Archaeology 2015, no. 002 (2015): 1–28. http://www.achemenet.com/document/ARTA_2015.002-Stolper.pdf

Friday, February 06, 2015