Wednesday, 10 August 2016


On another note, we may bring to your attention the rather embarrassing story of a monument dedicated to the 17 victims of the Texas University Tower sniper (1966). The memorial, which was revealed on the 50th anniversary of the atrocious rampage, displays the names of all those who fell victim to the sniper Charles Whitman. Oddly and unfortunately enough, however, the list is headed by the words “INTERFECTUM AUGUST 1, 1966” unintentionally impairing the dignity of the monument. Seeing that the University’s Classics Department is only about a hundred yards away from the memorial, the mistake hardly appears unavoidable. Follow the link to read the full story.

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