Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Library :: Bog Book

If I needed any more evidence that an interest in mud is complimentary with MoD’s mission, news from Ireland a few days ago more than confirms my current passion for the stuff. Ireland is of course chiefly known for its bogs – that’s right, wet swamps full of decaying vegetable matter, mud and water. So much of all of the above that the bogs act as time capsules, suspension chambers for whatever falls into them. Bacteria that cause decomposition quickly exhaust the available oxygen and things are often completely preserved. The Irish are always finding interesting bits and pieces – and most recently, a psalm book lost over a thousand years ago,

I’ve been wondering where it had got to… I never did get to finish psalm 83!

Via Science Musings Blog >>
Ancient book of psalms found in Irish bog >>


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