Continent of Horrors

Detritus in Absentia

among other trends in British carboniferous corals.

Footnote in Scientific Events:

In Memoriam:

We remember Max Mallowan, recent graduate of New College, Oxford. A crate of artifacts has been received for research, shipped (apparently) posthumously from the Kingdom of the Croats, Serbs and Slovenes. The museum is planning to act quickly to identify and catalog the materials, which may be of some significant import. Direct inquiries regarding the items to Dr. Harold Mattingly. 

{Cataloged 1924, Mattingly}

An amusing drinking horn poss. Saxon, dtd 838, est. Markings (not pictured) Hegl, Ur, Laguz, Feoh.


  1. Lament for Ur (fragment)-Goddess of Ur, Ningal
  2. For the Gods… have abandoned us
  3. like migrating birds they have gone
  4. Ur is destroyed, bitter is its lament
  5. The country's blood now fills its holes like hot bronze in a mould
  6. Bodies dissolve like fat in the sun. Our temple is (destroyed?)…
  7. Smoke likes on the city like a shroud.
  8. Blood flows as the river does.
  9. the lamenting of men and women
  10. sadness abounds
  11. Ur is no more.
    38. Though I would tremble for that night
    39. That night of cruel (terrible?) weeping destined for me
    40. I could not flee before that night's fatality.
    43. And of a sudden on my couch oblivion, upon my couch (chaise?) oblivion was not granted.


Trying this out.

Detritus in Absentia

And you get a fez!!

(Not sure what happened with the formatting, but I tried to clean it up like a good archaeologist…)

Detritus in Absentia

Thank you so much for your help. I was hoping you’d do a bit of fixing there.

Detritus in Absentia
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