Thursday, May 01, 2008

Get Ready for the New Indiana Jones Movie

Legend of the Crystal Skulls: "Along with superstars like Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, and Shia LaBeouf, the newest Indiana Jones movie promises to showcase one of the most enigmatic classes of artifacts known to archaeologists, crystal skulls that first surfaced in the 19th century and that specialists attributed to various 'ancient Mesoamerican' cultures. In this article, Smithsonian anthropologist Jane MacLaren Walsh shares her own adventures analyzing the artifacts that inspired Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (in theaters May 22), and details her efforts tracking down a mysterious 'obtainer of rare antiquities' who may have held the key to the origin of these exotic objects."

Hat tip to Doc Quatermass.


Joan Reeves said...

Crystal skulls were explained by SG1 on Stargate several years ago! No mystery now! *g*

Anonymous said...

for some reason i keep thinking Cate Blanchett is going to speak English with a German accent in the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull though she's supposed to be Russian