lunedì 17 luglio 2017

The Guardian
(Daniel Boffey) Anthropologist Dario Piombino-Mascali discovers lessons for modern medicine among remains of 23 preserved people. The crypt under the Dominican Church of the Holy Spirit in the heart of Vilnius has a vivid history. The coffins hidden in the gloomy lair under the church’s altar were stripped by Napoleon’s army for wood. During the second world war, the Nazis used it as a makeshift bomb shelter. And in their time as the local overlords, the Soviets converted the crypt into a museum of atheism. (...)