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"Aesthetic" Byzantine monks cheated on their diets!

Posted: Mon December 24th, 2012, 5:21 pm
by fljustice
From the article:

"Archaeological analysis of human remains can illuminate incredible truths about our ancient ancestors, revealing hidden truths about their daily lives that we wouldn't necessarily be able to find in written records. Other times, it can just be a damn tattletale."
http://io9.com/5970887/archaeology-expo ... tury-monks

Mea culpa for the title; as MLE points out it should, indeed, be "ascetic." My bad for for being in a hurry!

Posted: Mon December 24th, 2012, 7:09 pm
by MLE (Emily Cotton)
Faith, I think you meant 'Ascetic'. Aesthetic would imply that they were connoisseurs of art.

Posted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 1:30 am
by LoveHistory
Can't they be both?

So they were human. That's good to know.

io9 has some fun stuff sometimes.

Posted: Thu December 27th, 2012, 4:44 pm
by fljustice
You're absolutely right, MLE. When I saw the title in the post list, I went EEEEEK! and hoped it would quietly die. Hate it when that happens. :o