Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Cool New Find!

Again via Ansaxnet, there's been a very exciting find in a bog in um...Central Nowhere, Ireland. Seems a construction worker found a millenium-old psalter recently. The super-smart bog owner covered the thing with damp soil until he could get archeologists out to claim the thing the next day. Go, bog-owner! This is the first major (textual) find in Ireland in 200 years. FWIW, the book is about 20 pages long, made of very thick vellum, and open to Psalm 83.

I'm half-tempted to get a shovel and head off to boggy countries to start digging. But then, I think about this guy, and how completely freaked out I'd be if I found one of his peers.


medieval woman said...

That's great to hear about the book - even though it's....boggy. DOn't you think it would be good and potentially lucrative to own a bog? And how the hell did the bog-dude know to cover it back up with goopy soil?

HeoCwaeth said...

Medieval Woman, This is a super-late response. Sorry. I would absolutely love to own a bog, and dig around in it looking for buried treasure. Can't think of a much better way to spend a summer, actually. I think the bog-owner had found some stuff before, so he knew/ had been taught the drill. And thank the deity of your choice for that!