Thursday, December 8th, 2016

A Treasure in an Irish Bog

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A Book of Psalms written more than 1,000 years ago was recently unearthed in an Irish bog. National Public Radio has an interview with the director of the National Museum of Ireland to discuss the discovery.

National Geographic also discusses the find.

Experts called to the site were amazed to find an ancient Psalter Book of Psalms lying in the mud. The archaeologists won’t say exactly where the book was found until they are finished investigating the site.

About 20 pages long and written in Latin, the book has been dated to between A.D. 800 and 1000.

It is the first early medieval text to be discovered in Ireland in 200 years, the archaeologists say.

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