The Diary of a 23-Year-Old New Yorker Details Alexander Hamilton’s Death – Secrets in the News: March 26 – April 1, 2016

The Diary of a 23-Year-Old New Yorker Details Alexander Hamilton’s Death – Secrets in the News: March 26 – April 1, 2016

The New York Public Library has been working on a two-year project that aims to digitize around 50,000 pages of their early American manuscript collections. One is the diary of Elizabeth De Hart Bleecker, that tracks her life from 1799-1806. According to the diary, the day after Alexander Hamilton was killed in a duel, his widow visited with Bleecker.

Jesus’ Last Supper Menu Revealed in Archaeology Study – Secrets in the News: March 19 – 25, 2016

Jesus’ Last Supper Menu Revealed in Archaeology Study – Secrets in the News: March 19 – 25, 2016

Recent research suggests a bean stew, lamb, olives, bitter herbs, a fish sauce, unleavened bread, dates and aromatized wine likely were on the menu at the Last Supper. The study by two Italian archaeologists relied on Bible verses, Jewish writings, ancient Roman works and archaeological data to investigate the eating habits in Jerusalem at the beginning of the 1st century A.D.