I was intrigued by the story of the Somerton Man, found dead on the
beach in Australia in 1948. He remains unknown, his life and death a
mystery. What is know is that he had a piece of paper with the words
"Tamam Shud" in his pocket. Taken from the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, a
translation of 11th century Persian poems by Edward Fitzgerald. The
words mean "It is finished".