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Pirate Attacks & Corrupt Clergy: Vatican Archives Reveal Secrets

Pirate Attacks & Corrupt Clergy: Vatican Archives Reveal Secrets
By Owen Jarus, Live Science Contributor
September 30, 2014 07:58am ET

A medieval tale of a dead bishop's treasure, a pope and a pirate whose name means "fire blast" or "fire fart" has been revealed in newly published documents from the Vatican archives.

The tale may seem more like Hollywood than reality.

"Hollywood could use this story. But Hollywood does not know anything about it because it is buried in the documents edited here," Charles Donahue Jr., a professor at Harvard University, wrote in the preface to the newly published book "The Spoils of the Pope and the Pirates, 1357: The Complete Legal Dossier from the Vatican Archives" (The Ames Foundation, 2014).

SOURCE: http://www.livescience.com/48067-pirate-tale-revealed-in-vatican-archives.html?cmpid=558326


I can't find the book, boo.

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