Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Science and Religion Meet

Medieval altar stone reveals dozens of saints relics:
It was in for a condition check and cleaning, before going on display in the gallery that opens tomorrow - but to the amazement of James Robinson, curator of medieval antiquities, when it was opened a linen cloth was revealed, and inside it dozens of tiny bundles of cloth, each neatly labelled on little pieces of vellum.


One of them was St. Benedict. Another was St. John the Baptist, but he was just a little too "implausible" for the Guardianistas.

Science (and yes, I include archaeology) is just so darn cool!

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