Danes identify Aalborg bishop's 300-year-old poo

Danes identify Aalborg bishop's 300-year-old poo
 

A lump of faeces stored in the back of a Danish museum has been traced back a bishop who lived in the city of Aalborg at the start of the 18th Century.
Researchers discovered the lump in a broken bottle. Analysis revealed remnants of an exotic diet of fig, grapes, pepper and buckwheat.
The faeces were found when the old bishop's manor was excavated in 1937.
The team then decided it had belonged to Bishop Jens Bircherod, from an island whose residents ate buckwheat.
"It all fits nicely with the bishop who lived in that house from 1694 to 1708," says Jette Linaa, from Moesgaard... read more

 
17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 33
Source: BBC
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