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(Smithsonian Magazine)   17th-century bishop was buried together with a) a cross, b) a sword, c) a fetus   (smithsonianmag.com) divider line
    More: Creepy, Burial, Coffin, Scania, Lund, Cemetery, DNA, Sweden, prominent Lutheran bishop Peder Winstrup  
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2021-04-13 9:24:49 PM  
The fruits of his labors, no doubt.
Yay religion.
 
2021-04-13 9:33:39 PM  

HotIgneous Intruder: The fruits of his labors, no doubt.
Yay religion.


FTA: "In 1679, prominent Lutheran bishop Peder Winstrup was buried at Sweden's Lund Cathedral in a coffin containing a tiny bundle. Centuries later, scientists have determined that the hidden package held the remains of a fetus-probably his unborn grandson".

So no, not his labor.
 
2021-04-13 9:47:02 PM  
I knew that the clergy liked em young, but not that young.
 
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