Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

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Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Post by Minimalist » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:50 pm

In England.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/oxbur ... index.html
Archaeologists find rare artifacts under floorboards of English manor house
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Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Post by circumspice » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:26 am

Hmmm... Documents & textiles preserved in 2 giant/ancient rat nests...
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Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Post by Minimalist » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:12 am

I always think of the medieval world as one big rat's nest.

Besides, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were found in a garbage midden. Beggars can't be choosers.
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Re: Restoration Leads To Rare Finds

Post by circumspice » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:03 pm

Minimalist wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:12 am
I always think of the medieval world as one big rat's nest.

Besides, the Oxyrhynchus Papyri were found in a garbage midden. Beggars can't be choosers.
Too true. Some ancient Egyptian documents ended up being recycled in the funerary industry as body padding or as part of the plaster/paper mache in Late Period burial masks.

Edit: Cartonnage rather than paper mache...
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