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800-year-old monk found poking out of cliff face
The Telegraph ^ | 10 Mar 2014 | Sarah Knapton

Posted on 03/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT by Sawdring

The legs of an 800-year-old medieval monk have been discovered, poking out of a cliff face in Wales.

Although badly damaged and missing their knees, shins and feet, the thigh bones were found after the fierce recent storms caused severe coastal erosion.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: ancientautopsies; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; monk; religion; wales
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1 posted on 03/11/2014 1:11:46 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: SunkenCiv

For your perusal!


2 posted on 03/11/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

Here today, gone to marrow.


3 posted on 03/11/2014 1:14:07 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Sawdring

How do they know it is him?


4 posted on 03/11/2014 1:14:16 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sawdring

yep that certainly looks like a monk to me


5 posted on 03/11/2014 1:14:56 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Sawdring

Jimmius Hoffaius?........


6 posted on 03/11/2014 1:15:23 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Defiant

I think you get the bet joke of the day award.


7 posted on 03/11/2014 1:15:39 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

The legs were discovered by a 1960s vintage family sedan?


8 posted on 03/11/2014 1:15:44 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Defiant

It’s horrible to have lived 800 years only to be found poking out of cliff face.


9 posted on 03/11/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: Defiant

Doesn’t look a day over 500..........


10 posted on 03/11/2014 1:16:02 PM PDT by Red Badger (LIberal is an oxymoron......................)
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To: Constitution Day

Nice legs, shame about the face.


11 posted on 03/11/2014 1:16:46 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Sawdring
800 years Old!!
Wonder if he jogged?
12 posted on 03/11/2014 1:16:50 PM PDT by stormhill
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To: Sawdring

13 posted on 03/11/2014 1:17:16 PM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: Sawdring; Defiant

Yes.

It is a good one.

But remember - fame is an efemural thing...


14 posted on 03/11/2014 1:18:05 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sawdring

When does it go from archeology to just plain disturbing the dead and grave robbing?


15 posted on 03/11/2014 1:18:37 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Sawdring

Looks like he’s poking into the cliff face, not out of it...


16 posted on 03/11/2014 1:18:57 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Defiant

Rimshot!


17 posted on 03/11/2014 1:18:58 PM PDT by Ray76 (How modern liberals think: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaE98w1KZ-c)
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To: Sawdring

Hey peg....whatsup.


18 posted on 03/11/2014 1:19:09 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Mr. K

He might have gotten stuck in a snow bank and froze. If they found his vestibules, I bet they were tiny.


19 posted on 03/11/2014 1:19:47 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Read the article and it will answer your question.


20 posted on 03/11/2014 1:20:44 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Sawdring

I heard he was an old stick in the mud.


21 posted on 03/11/2014 1:21:02 PM PDT by bgill
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To: Defiant

GROAN


22 posted on 03/11/2014 1:21:47 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sawdring

"It's just a flesh wound."


23 posted on 03/11/2014 1:22:05 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: WayneS
How do they know it is him?

Maybe not a him but a her, see the crack between the bones ,

24 posted on 03/11/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: outofsalt

NO!!!!

That was Nancy Pelosi!!!!


25 posted on 03/11/2014 1:24:22 PM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I know.

I was expecting to see a head and shoulders protruding from a cliff face.


26 posted on 03/11/2014 1:25:20 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sawdring; All
ChiComms, re-apply their long time claim to 13th century British lands.
If Columbus could the claim "the new world", why can't China?
Think about it. :-P

27 posted on 03/11/2014 1:25:43 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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there goes his vow of silence !


28 posted on 03/11/2014 1:26:55 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: bgill

Looks like he didn’t have a leg to stand on.
Probably an early Obama Care enrollee.


29 posted on 03/11/2014 1:27:13 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

used to be two feet taller...


30 posted on 03/11/2014 1:28:09 PM PDT by llevrok (F the government)
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To: WayneS; Sawdring; Defiant

I find these posts humerus...


31 posted on 03/11/2014 1:32:12 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Sawdring
Mr Langford said a monastic community lived close to the area and the bones appeared to be from a man in his late 20s, in good health.

Since the dude was in a grave, as an archeologist Mr. Langford may be in over his head.

32 posted on 03/11/2014 1:35:42 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Sawdring

Thank you. However, submissions keep coming in, so we will have to wait and see.


33 posted on 03/11/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: null and void

I’m thinking the monk wasn’t bad at dancing because he certainly didn’t have two left feet. I’ll be here all week!


34 posted on 03/11/2014 1:36:44 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Well played, sir!


35 posted on 03/11/2014 1:37:44 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: WayneS

"Look--it's Friar Stuck!"

36 posted on 03/11/2014 1:38:56 PM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Sawdring

Well,... did he at last break his vow of silence?


37 posted on 03/11/2014 1:39:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Sawdring

Wow, that leaves me stmped


38 posted on 03/11/2014 1:41:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Defiant

Okay. You win!

That is fantastic!


39 posted on 03/11/2014 1:44:36 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Sawdring

When 800 years old you reach,poke out of a cliff face you will not! Now how the heck did he get in there?


40 posted on 03/11/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.)
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To: Sawdring

“We see you hiding up there!”


41 posted on 03/11/2014 1:51:36 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Defiant

That’s a winner!


42 posted on 03/11/2014 1:52:36 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Sawdring
Buddhist monk? Oen Lee Shin?
43 posted on 03/11/2014 1:54:17 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: Defiant

What!? It’s just a flesh wound!


44 posted on 03/11/2014 1:56:32 PM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Sawdring
I’m thinking the monk wasn’t bad at dancing because he certainly didn’t have two left feet. I’ll be here all week!

I heard he was de-feeted at the dance off...

45 posted on 03/11/2014 2:00:29 PM PDT by null and void ( Obama is Law-Less because Republican "leaders" are BALL-LESS!!)
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To: Sawdring
Handsome young man, back in his day!


46 posted on 03/11/2014 2:31:23 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: ZULU; outofsalt

No, you’re both wrong! - That there’s Cankles under the house. Look at the cankles!


47 posted on 03/11/2014 2:35:31 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: null and void
I find these posts humerus...

I find them rather ephFemoral, myself.

48 posted on 03/11/2014 2:38:08 PM PDT by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: Sawdring

Did anyone try CPR?

Pretty sure it’s Bush’s fault.

1st victim of climate change.


49 posted on 03/11/2014 3:04:46 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: WayneS
.. by a 1960s vintage family sedan?
50 posted on 03/11/2014 3:35:07 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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