Thursday 14 March 2013

News: Richard III, Old Bones and Cat Pee

Apart from the news that the Catholics have a new Pope, here are a few current stories that caught my eye. They might not exactly be of pagan interest, but do show how history repeats itself - and cats never change.

War of the Roses Part 2?
The cathedrals of York and Leicester are having a row over Richard III's bones. The Dean of York has apparently contacted the police after being sent hate mail about the debate over where the remains of King Richard III should be reburied, after having been dug up from a car park. Hopefully this won't result in another civil war. You can read the full story on the Telegraph website and The Press website.

More Old Bones Found in Car Park
The BBC website has a story about the remains of a medieval knight having been found in a car park in Edinburgh. It seems like car parks are the place to dig for history these days.

Cat Urinates on Medieval Manuscript
Neatorama has a picture of a 15th century manuscript that a cat pissed on. No, it hasn't just happened, the moggy did its mischief back at the time the scribe was working on it. The writer included a sketch of the incident and a curse that translates as:
Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night. Cursed be the pesty cat that urinated over this book during the night in Deventer and because of it many others [other cats] too. And beware well not to leave open books at night where cats can come.

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