(posted by chris the cynic)
The past is badly recorded (the present isn’t much better.) You can’t even see The Return of the Jedi as it originally appeared in theaters. That’s a mere 31 years ago. If you want to know about the Minoan Civilization (≈ three and a half thousand years ago) you … have foundations. No literature, no stories, no idea what it was all about.
What poorly preserved/understood things intrigue you?
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