Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Anachronistic Memes: The Best of the Bayeux Tapestry

The original Bayeux Tapestry is a huge embroidered panel illustrating the Battle of Hastings and other historical scenes surrounding the Norman conquest of England in the year 1066. Because of its use of pictures to tell the story, it has been called “the first known British comic strip.” Today, we have an online generator called the Historic Tale Construction Kit, with which anyone can create a virtual tapestry that will say anything you want. Modern pop cultural references and internet memes make great tapestries, which you can see in this collection I posted at mental_floss.

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