Hodie est a.d. XIV Kal. Aug. 2774 AUC ~ 10 Hekatombaion in the first year of the 700th Olympiad
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A bunch of 80 million year old shark teeth in Iron Age Jerusalem have set the archaeological world ablaze. What are they doing there along with 10,000 fish bones and six and a half tons of pottery? It’s gotta be a joke, right? Do our panelists speculate wildly or do they jump the shark?
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Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:
If it thunders today, it portends war and the destruction of powerful people. At the same time, there will be an abundance of grain crops.
… adapted from the text and translation of:
Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)