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Rare blue pigment found in medieval woman's teeth rewrites history

Jan 09, 2019 - CNN

(CNN) -- The discovery of a rare, expensive blue pigment in the dental plaque of a medieval woman's skeleton is shedding light on hidden chapter of history, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

Researchers studied burial remains from a medieval cemetery connected with a women's monastery in Germany, where they believe a women's community existed as early as the 10th century.

There are few records of the monastery itself because it was destroyed...