MYS073: On Dec. 1, 1948, an unknown man died on a beach in Somerton, South Australia and in his pocket was a piece of paper with the words “tamám shud.” Jimmy Akin and Dom Bettinelli explore what it could mean, why the mystery of his identity has endured, and why it may be solved soon.
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Links for this episode:
- The Catholics of Oz podcast
- Kerry Greenwood’s book Tamam Shud: The Somerton Man Mystery
- Wikipedia on Somerton Man
- Recent article on DNA investigations
- 2014 60 Minutes segment
- Case linked to Thomas Jefferson, Native Americans
- Commonly misreported facts on the case
- One-time pads
- 1949 newspaper article
- The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
- 1859 first edition of The Rubaiyat
- Original text with concordance
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