Analysis of the “stool” of a Danish monk 300 years ago who found food imported from Asia | Arts and culture

From a reportFrance Press agency Researchers have confirmed the discovery of important evidence of globalization from the feces of Danish priest Bishop Jens Bercherud more than 300 years ago.

The feces were found in a trash can in 1937 during excavations at the high priest’s residence in Aalborg, where he spent the next year. 1694-1708 (1694-1708), but the evidence found has only recently been analyzed.

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The report said that toilets in the seventeenth century were usually used by several people. But the toilet found this time was only Bircherud and his wife. Only been used

The analysis found that the stool contained buckwheat, a plant native to Bergerud’s home island of Funen, in Denmark.

They also found foods such as nuts and berries, which are not found in Denmark. Such as cloudberries (cloudberries) probably come from Norway. As for pepper, it probably came from India. Most Danes of the same era could only eat wheat bread, cabbage, or pork.

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“These rare products are traded by merchants in the city who have specialized skills. Walburg is special. Because this was a city with a wealthy merchant class. They all immigrated from Germany or the Netherlands.” Getty Lena of the Mosgaard Museum told AFP

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First published online November 24, 2016.

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