Karl Wittwer wrote:
> Coffins were, of course, re-used: a good example would be St Herluin at Bec,
> who is virtually doubled up, poor fellow, in a coffin far too short for him.
> A stone coffin is a sarko-phagos (flesh-devourer): bones were in the final
> analysis more important - unless the flesh could be (miraculously or
> otherwise) preserved intact.
Are there good archaeological explanations for why saints' bodies might sometimes
have been found uncorrupt? No permafrost around here as far as I know...