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    On the Winchester thread I was talking about how the medieval era was a time of perpetual drunkeness.
    Probably literally true as a lot of the time the water was not good to drink and people tended to drink several (admittedly weak) flagons of ale a day. Most people half-cut most of the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyaldrin View Post
    what's the story behind that firefinga?
    I don't know, I stumbled across that pic some time ago. In fact, there are many grotesque figures and ghouls attached to old cathedrals. Also Notre Dame has some great ghouls on its walls.

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    makes you wonder how false our image of the past is.


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    I think statues were usually painted in ancient Greece and Rome too, weren't they? It's funny, we're so used to seeing them in cool, stately, natural grey or off-white marble that the idea of them being painted seems bizarre. Like they'd look incredibly gaudy - tacky or naff, even.
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