A Painting Helps Solve a 150 Year Old Mystery

Painting by Frederic Church

 

A fascinating article at AOL News highlights how art can not only be beautiful but help document and corroborate historical events.   

The above painting helped confirm a meteor shower that happened 150 years ago that up until now had little other documentary evidence available to help confirm the facts of the event.  Walt Whitman wrote about the impressive event in a poem but scholars had no idea if the work was based on an actual event or not until now.  

The full article can be found here: Meteor Story

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