As promised, here’s the first instalment of a series of posts giving a summary of what I considered the best stories from last year. That doesn’t necessarily mean they were the biggest stories – sometimes what interests me more is the reaction certain stories inspire, how they link up with other news threads coming out at the time, and so on.
To start, here’s what I thought were the most fascinating ‘Hidden History’ stories for 2008:
Despite the drop in visibility since the ‘hey-days’ of the 1990s, the ‘Hall of Records’ mythos continues, as evidenced by this story.
Similarly, the quest for the ‘secret chamber’ hidden by the ‘Gantenbrink Door’ in the Great Pyramid continues, with Dr Zahi Hawass at the reins.
And still more secret pyramid chambers rumours in last year’s ongoing news story regarding the ‘internal ramp’ theory of French architect Jean Pierre Houdin.