The Diet of Danish Bishop, Jens Bircherod

Seeds in the excrement indicate it came from someone eating an upper-class diet with fruit, nuts and spices, most likely Jens Bircherod, the Bishop of Aalborg.

CHR Comment: The interview describes how archaeologists studied a latrine, discovering the differences between the life of a leading church figure and a typical Dane. This is a physical illustration of how church hierarchy enjoyed a privileged position in European society.

Source: Danes match 300-year-old poop with bishop who made it – Home | As It Happens | CBC Radio


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