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Toynbee Tiles: Recent Developments and Mysteries Anew

Toynbee Tiles: Recent Developments and Mysteries Anew

Yesterday evening some of the mysteries surrounding the Toynbee tiles, the cryptic messages embedded in roadways of cities around the U.S. and elsewhere, were illuminated at the Whitman Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia. Toynbee tile investigators Colin Smith and Steve Weinik, along with surprise guest Justin Duerr, provided an overview of the history … Continue reading Toynbee Tiles: Recent Developments and Mysteries Anew

‘Resurrect Dead’: Photos, Reviews, and Ongoing Mysteries

‘Resurrect Dead’: Photos, Reviews, and Ongoing Mysteries

Jon Foy's fascinating documentary film, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles, recently ended its inaugural Philadelphia¬†run, playing to capacity crowds. Due to the success of the initial screenings, a sixth show was added to the originally-planned five shows at Philadelphia's¬†International House. The movie now moves on to additional screenings¬†across the U.S. Resurrect Dead … Continue reading ‘Resurrect Dead’: Photos, Reviews, and Ongoing Mysteries

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

'Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles' by Philadelphia filmmaker Jon Foy, is about the kind of people who see signs, who look beyond the everyday surface of things to uncover what lies beneath. People drawn into the mysteries of the world. In this case, the mystery in question is a series of linoleum tiles inscribed with cryptic messages embedded into the asphalt of roadways in Philadelphia and other cities.