Topic ID #38460 - posted 6/25/2017 11:17 AM

Unexpected Viking toilet discovery leads to controversy



rkeyo

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It could be the oldest privy in Denmark, or just a pile of crap.

Archaeologists excavating at an ancient Viking settlement in southeast Denmark thought they were dealing with a typical country town from the Middle Ages. Then a single toilet changed everything.

Museum of Southeastern Denmark archaeology researcher Anna Beck was digging up what she thought was a semi-subterranean workshop, only to find that she was knee-deep in... yeah, you guessed it. She'd found a layer of medieval poop.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/unexpected-viking-toilet-discovery-leads-to-controversy/





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