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Medieval monks on Guernsey, an island in the English Channel, appear to have interred a porpoise skull on the grounds of their retreat.
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Centuries ago, a community of monks on Guernsey, an island off France’s Normandy coast, placed parts of a porpoise’s body into a grave-like hole buried on the grounds of their seaside retreat. Archaeologist Philip de Jersey of the University of Oxford was shocked to find such a burial at Chapelle Dom Hue—he still can’t quite explain it. He speculates the porpoise may have been buried to preserve the meat or for an unknown religious purpose.

READ: Medieval Porpoise Burial Puzzles Scientists
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/09/medieval-porpoise-bones-buried-guernsey-video-spd/

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