Saturday, June 19, 2010
About Letter 240
Bill visits the Maulbronn Cloister, "about 7 miles from here." The cloister was founded about 1100 by a small band of fanatical monks. He notes that "there are dated inscriptions all over the place, the oldest being 1296 and the newest S/Sgt. James Edwards, Providence, R.I. 1945. It was here that Goethe wrote "Faust" and the German astronomer Kepler lived. Bill closes with the bizarre story of an old Abbot's skull dug up by an Amerian doctor and made into a lamp.