(Image Source: University of Chicago)


BY NATHAN GIANNINI AND CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY



Last week, a mysterious package addressed to Henry Walton Jones Jr -- aka Indiana Jones -- appeared at the University of Chicago. Slate has more details.

“Inside was an intensely detailed replica of the journal kept by Indiana Jones’ mentor, Abner Ravenwood. FLASH Included in the journal itself are postcards of Marion Ravenwood, Indy’s love interest, along with fake money, newspaper clippings, tickets and maps.”

At the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Ravenwood sends Jones the journal at the University of Chicago, where he works - requesting that he leave the university to help him on his mission to locate the Ark of the Covenant. Spoiler Alert: they do.

So after days of asking who the mystery sender actually was, the school finally got their answer. And, no, it wasn’t an adventure-seeking archaeologist.

An eBay user by the name of ‘Ravenbar’ -- real name Paul -- reportedly sells the journals for around $200. This particular copy was on its way from his home in Guam to Italy.

He received this letter from the USPS sorting office in Honolulu stating the outer package of something he had had mailed was found without anything inside. The journal must have slipped out while en route. The university wrote on its admissions tumblr:

“Our address had originally been put on the manila wrapping of the journal just for cosmetic effect. We believe that the post office wrote on our ZIP code on the outside of the package and, believing the Egyptian postage was real, sent it our way.”

Paul reportedly told the university he was making a new journal and that it was welcome to keep the one that had oh-so surreptitiously arrived on its doorstep. It will reportedly find a home in the university’s Oriental Institute.

 

'Indiana Jones' Package Mystery Solved

by Nathan Giannini, Charesse James
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Dec 18, 2012

'Indiana Jones' Package Mystery Solved

(Image Source: University of Chicago)


BY NATHAN GIANNINI AND CHARESSE JAMES
ANCHOR JASMINE BAILEY



Last week, a mysterious package addressed to Henry Walton Jones Jr -- aka Indiana Jones -- appeared at the University of Chicago. Slate has more details.

“Inside was an intensely detailed replica of the journal kept by Indiana Jones’ mentor, Abner Ravenwood. FLASH Included in the journal itself are postcards of Marion Ravenwood, Indy’s love interest, along with fake money, newspaper clippings, tickets and maps.”

At the beginning of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” Ravenwood sends Jones the journal at the University of Chicago, where he works - requesting that he leave the university to help him on his mission to locate the Ark of the Covenant. Spoiler Alert: they do.

So after days of asking who the mystery sender actually was, the school finally got their answer. And, no, it wasn’t an adventure-seeking archaeologist.

An eBay user by the name of ‘Ravenbar’ -- real name Paul -- reportedly sells the journals for around $200. This particular copy was on its way from his home in Guam to Italy.

He received this letter from the USPS sorting office in Honolulu stating the outer package of something he had had mailed was found without anything inside. The journal must have slipped out while en route. The university wrote on its admissions tumblr:

“Our address had originally been put on the manila wrapping of the journal just for cosmetic effect. We believe that the post office wrote on our ZIP code on the outside of the package and, believing the Egyptian postage was real, sent it our way.”

Paul reportedly told the university he was making a new journal and that it was welcome to keep the one that had oh-so surreptitiously arrived on its doorstep. It will reportedly find a home in the university’s Oriental Institute.

 

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