Anyone who has camped (or gone to Pennsic) knows the horrors of dropping things into the latrine. Once it falls in, that’s it. Say “goodbye”!
I am so delighted about this wooden box of salve from Medieval Oslo; It is one little treasure that has been returned to us thanks to the archaeologists working on the Follo Train Line excavations.
(Salve box with silver foil decoration from Follo Train Line Excivations, Oslo, Norway
Drawing by author, detail of Photograph by Sara Langvik Berge, NIKU, in Alle Tiders 2016, page 6)