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"Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return".

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2 posted on 10/05/2008 3:27:13 PM PDT by NYer ("Ignorance of scripture is ignorance of Christ." - St. Jerome)
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To: NYer
Perfectly normal.

In a thread posted on this yesterday or Friday, we had a long & interesting discussion. (At least I was interested, since I studied archaeology while I was an undergraduate.)

In much of Northern England, the combination of highly acidic soil and VERY damp ground means that folks just decompose into nothing. When archaeologists are excavating prehistoric burial mounds, you shave off paper-thin layers of soil in likely burial areas, because nothing will be left but what they call "corpse shadows" - slight difference in coloration in the soil where the bones reacted with the soil as they decomposed. It looks pretty much like an X-ray.

Surprised that there was much of the wooden coffin left. Even the metal coffin-plate was in very rough condition.

5 posted on 10/05/2008 3:33:52 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse (TTGC Ladies Auxiliary, recess appointment))
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To: NYer
"Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return".

Repeated because it should give all of us perspective when we begin to feel too important in this life.

8 posted on 10/05/2008 3:42:56 PM PDT by Volunteer (Just so you know, I am ashamed the Dixie Chicks make records in Nashville.)
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To: NYer
"Dust thou art and unto dust thou shalt return".

This always comes to mind when I read about the despots in this world. All the money in the world will not help you when your name is called.

11 posted on 10/05/2008 3:54:37 PM PDT by Dustbunny (Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged. The Gipper)
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