City archaeologists make filthy find
Why archaeology--even more-recent-than-classical--is fun (for some people): work on a subway (what else?) in Copenhagen has turned up an 18th-century public toilet, in which the environmental conditions have conspired to preserve the, uh, contents in such good condition that they retain their original odor. Some archaeologists find this sort of thing very exciting--see the quotes from them in the article. They are quite cute as they exclaim over their discoveries: eighteenth-century Danes were eating rye, not just barley!