Wednesday, July 26, 2006


And actually relevant to my area of interest! From the Washington Post, and elsewhere:

Irish archaeologists Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker who spotted something while working in a bog.

The approximately 20-page book has been dated to 800-1000 A.D. Trinity College manuscripts expert Bernard Meehan said it was the first discovery of an Irish early medieval document in two centuries.

I am actually such a nerd to point out that a set of wax tablets from about 700 C.E., with some psalm verses copied on them as a student exercise, was found in a bog in Ireland around 1920, although I'm not sure that counts as a "document." This seems infinitely more interesting and enlightening.

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