Jack Gleeson Who Played Joffrey in Game of Thrones Got Married

Jack Gleeson, the Game of Thrones actor who played King Joffrey, got married to his long-term girlfriend, Roisin O’Mahony, in a rather intimate setting. Their friend Patsy Lynch was responsible for sharing some of the snaps of the low-key wedding on Twitter, where he described the marriage ceremony as very simple and dignified.

Jack Gleeson Who Played Joffrey in Game of Thrones Got Married

Game of Thrones Star Jack Gleeson Got Married in England

Lynch also shared that the event he was at was a pre-wedding ceremony, and a second event was taking place soon after. Apparently, the real ceremony was going to take place in England, but the family chose Ballinskelligs, The Glen because for a pre-wedding ceremony because they had holidayed there for many years and had many happy memories there. He also shared how Jack texted him the next morning, saying that it was such a wonderful and moving ceremony. It seems that he also had a meal with the Game of Thrones star.

Although he took a break from acting after Game of Thrones, Gleeson will now star in the new Netflix thriller In the Land of Saints and Sinners. There he will be joined by a star-studded cast that includes Liam Neeson, Colm Meaney, Kerry Condon, and Ciarán Hinds. The synopsis of the movie says that it will take place in a remote Irish village where a damaged Finbar will be forced to fight for redemption after leading a lifetime of sins.

The Game of Thrones Spin-Off Series House of the Dragon Has Launched

Game of Thrones, the series that made Gleeson so popular, is now having a spin-off series called House of the Dragon. It is a ten-part series based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, a book set 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones. The storyline will follow Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen and her best friend, Alicent Hightower. Their relationship will highlight a divide that will later lead to the bloodiest civil war the fictional country has ever seen. The show is already available on HBO, Sky Atlantic, and NOW.

This Man Drowned 5,000 Years Ago — How Do We Know That?

Coast of Chile, Atacama Desert

The undeniable beauty of modern technology is it allows us to analyze historical findings more accurately than ever before. Using a modern forensic technique, scientists were able to identify the cause of death of ancient human remains from the north coast of Chile. The remains belong to a man who most likely drowned more than 5,000 years ago in the cold waters of the Pacific.

The “Diatom Test”

Although it’s been a minute since archaeologists found the ancient remains, they weren’t able to properly investigate them until recently. Researchers used the so-called “diatom test” to uncover the mystery of the drowned man who was found in a 5,500-year-old grave at Capoca 1, an archaeological site on the northern coast of Chile’s Atacama Desert.

Diatom under a microscope

The “diatom test” is used to identify victims of drowning by relying on what happens to the body in the process — the way inhaled water ruptures the lungs and gets pumped around the body, including the tiny capillaries that go into the marrow through the bones. It’s that marrow that forensic scientists examine to look for diatoms — microscopic algae — that are typically found in people who drowned.

A Drowned Fisherman From Five Millennia Ago

While looking at the diatoms of the ancient man in Chile, researchers discovered that while his remains didn’t contain fossilized diatoms, there were other types of fossilized parasite eggs, sediments, and marine algae that prove the man died by drowning.

The human remains of a drowned fisherman, Chile, Capoca 1 site

The second question scientists wanted to answer was whether the man died in an ancient tsunami or another incident. When looking at two other sets of remains found near the fisherman, researchers concluded that there was most likely a fishing accident that led the man to drown in the cold Pacific waters.

Because of the bone structure and the rather strange burial, scientists are certain that the drowned man was a fisherman.