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Motel of the Mysteries Summary
David Macaulay

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Motel of the Mysteries Summary

Plot Summary

The Motel of the Mysteries is a satirical look at archeology and history. David Macaulay incorporates his writing and illustration in a look at the convoluted history of twentieth century Americans. It is the year 4022 and all research previously done concerning the North American continent has done little to uncover the secrets of the waste covered overgrown vegetation that is now the USA, Canada and Mexico.

It is guessed that in 1985 a drastic reduction in postal rates caused fliers, mail pieces and brochures to fall down on the Northern Continent and destroy all life. Some historians have ventured to Usa and uncovered a few secrets of the continent. To the people of the future, highway signs are not marketing for various businesses. Instead they are symbols of different religions and religious sects. The higher the sign, the closer the religion was to getting close with their gods.


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