Baudolino is the ultimate joker in the pack of history, a liar and a prankster and a brutal truth teller. Myth, religion and the historical record are portrayed as a practical joke, a convenient lie to cover the machinations of the powerful. The more history you know, the funnier and more serious this book becomes.
He asked the old man if he could see the bodies. The priest required Baudolino's help, because they had to shift the lid of the sarcophagus until they had uncovered the box in which the bodies were kept.