Sunday, May 3, 2009

War Detritus

Found in the Elbe River in Hamburg:

The theory behind this particular artifact is that during the war, a bomb hit an office building, and the heat fused the contents of a box of paper clips. It somehow made its way into the river, where it collected sediment that made it much heavier. Decades later it was found by a friend of my husband's cousins in Hamburg, in whose home it now resides.

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