Archaeologists Repair Viking "Faeces Fossil"

To continue our ongoing discussion of medieval sanitation practices, consider this article from BBC News about the restoration of a 1200-year-old fossilized human faeces, quite possibly the most popular exhibit at the Archaeological Resource Centre in York, England. Experts were called upon recently to glue back together a favorite exhibit at the Archaeological Resource Centre in York, England: a 20cm x 5 cm Viking faeces, thought to be the largest known Viking specimen. The exhibit had broken into three pieces but has been lovingly repaired by a team of specialists.

"The kids loved it," said team member Gill Snape "We've even had thank you letters saying 'thank you for showing us the poo'."

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