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Old 07-25-2006, 07:01 PM   #1
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Look what they found in Ireland!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060725/...d_ancient_book

Ireland worker finds ancient psalms in bog

By SHAWN POGATCHNIK, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 30 minutes ago

DUBLIN, Ireland - Irish archaeologists Tuesday heralded the discovery of an ancient book of psalms by a construction worker who spotted something while driving the shovel of his backhoe into a bog.

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

"This is really a miracle find," said Pat Wallace, director of the National Museum of Ireland, which has the book stored in refrigeration and facing years of painstaking analysis before being put on public display.

"There's two sets of odds that make this discovery really way out. First of all, it's unlikely that something this fragile could survive buried in a bog at all, and then for it to be unearthed and spotted before it was destroyed is incalculably more amazing."

He said an engineer was digging up bogland last week to create commercial potting soil somewhere in Ireland's midlands when, "just beyond the bucket of his bulldozer, he spotted something." Wallace would not specify where the book was found because a team of archaeologists is still exploring the site.

"The owner of the bog has had dealings with us in past and is very much in favor of archaeological discovery and reporting it," Wallace said.

Crucially, he said, the bog owner covered up the book with damp soil. Had it been left exposed overnight, he said, "it could have dried out and just vanished, blown away."

The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of
Israel.

Wallace said several experts spent Tuesday analyzing only that page — the number of letters on each line, lines on each page, size of page — and the book's binding and cover, which he described as "leather velum, very thick wallet in appearance."

It could take months of study, he said, just to identify the safest way to pry open the pages without damaging or destroying them. He ruled out the use of X-rays to investigate without moving the pages.

Ireland already has several other holy books from the early medieval period, including the ornately illustrated Book of Kells, which has been on display at Trinity College in Dublin since the 19th century.
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Bogs are quite a magnificent part of nature. They preserve nearly everything--including dead bodies from thousands of years ago--almost perfectly.

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Old 07-25-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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The book was found open to a page describing, in Latin script, Psalm 83, in which God hears complaints of other nations' attempts to wipe out the name of
Israel.
Interesting reportage.

One wonders what the hidden subtext is.
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thought it was another ark for a second there!
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What a discovery! Those bogs are amazing! It's the biggest archeological discovery in Ireland for quite some time, is it not? I'm not up on my Irish archeology.
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Fuck the bog.

The bog are great things, you wouldnt be sayin that if you had to go spend hours upon hours out in the middle of a wet cold shitty bog pickin turf!

I hate the fuckin BOG!
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OK after my bog rant...

This sounds like a bit of BS.

I dont know the comment about Israel, how this person has had dealing with them before.

He might be some tinker that is looking for a pay day.
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It's obviously legit. I'm excited about this. I spent time checking out the Book of Kells and other ancient texts when I was over there. It's a spiritual experience just seeing these books opened in front of you.
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I saw the Book of Kells when I was in Dublin. It's amazing.
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http://www.acwitness.org/psalm83english.html
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Bonoman, a typical "Irish" response...LOL!

PS. Really dumb question here...(or maybe not so dumb)...how could you cover up an open book page with damp soil overnight and the print is still preserved/undamaged. For that matter, what is the exact consistency of a bog that would allow for preservation of open book pages/books or paper not stored in a container, etc, and still readable after millenia. Sorry but I don't know much about bogs
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Bogs are quite a magnificent part of nature. They preserve nearly everything--including dead bodies from thousands of years ago--almost perfectly.

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it's true.

i recently went to see the bog people exhibit at the natural history museum in los angeles and it was fascinating.
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