As stewards of memory and culture, librarians and scholars preserve and tease out what they can from our historical artifacts. But over the span of 1,000 years, even some of the most important facets of a culture can become distorted, confused, or warped inadvertently by scholars a millennium later. What details have our anthropologists missed from the 11th century? What facts have been confused with others? What names have been distorted or conflated? What don’t we understand?
This mockumentary of the Beatles’ history viewed from the year 3126 provides some jarring and funny examples of just how far a history might stray from actual fact.
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