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By Miranda Aldhouse-Green

A few 2,000 years in the past, definite unlucky contributors have been violently killed and buried now not in graves yet in bathrooms. What used to be a tragedy for the sufferers has proved an archaeologist’s dream, for the bizarre and acidic homes of the lavatory have preserved the our bodies in order that their dermis, hair, delicate tissue, and inner organs—even their brains—survive. every one of these historic swamp sufferers were chanced on in areas with huge components of raised lavatory: eire, northwest England, Denmark, the Netherlands, and northerly Germany. They have been possibly homicide sufferers and, as such, their our bodies and their burial areas may be handled as crime scenes. The instances are chilly, yet this publication explores the extreme info they exhibit approximately our prehistoric past.

Bog our bodies Uncovered updates Professor P. V. Glob’s seminal booklet The bathroom People, released in 1969, within the gentle of enormously more desirable clinical concepts and newly stumbled on our bodies. Approached in a appreciably various sort corresponding to a felony research, the following the lavatory sufferers seem, uncannily well-preserved, in full-page photos that allow the reader wake up shut and private with the traditional earlier.

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The Exodus from Egypt is the narrative articulation of this act of emancipation, disembedding and distancing of a much larger scope. It is the move from what I have proposed to call “cosmotheism” (Assmann 1993), where the divine is conceived of and worshipped as immanent in nature—leading ultimately to the idea that nature or cosmos is God, the visible manifestation of a hidden deity—to a religion that draws a categorical distinction between God and the world, defining god as transcendent in the sense of strict extra-mundaneity.

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In Bacon’s Nova Atlantis which is typical of the genre in this respect, the newcomers have to undergo a moral transformation in order to be accepted into the new community and its ideal constitution and institutions. If we apply this pattern to the Exodus, the parallels but also the differences become obvious. The departure is not for the absolutely unknown, there is a clearly indicated goal, first Mt Sinai and then Canaan. Nevertheless, there is a departure, there is an ideal constitution—to be received at Mt Sinai— and there is the land of milk and honey, a clear model of Cockaigne, the Schlaraffenland.

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