Friday, 15 March 2013

Remains of Medieval knight found under car park


An elaborately decorated sandstone slab with the telltale markings of a member of the nobility [Credit: Scotsman]

The remains of a medieval knight have been discovered underneath a car park that is being demolished at a city-centre building site.

The skeleton was found in Edinburgh’s Old Town after archaeologists uncovered the corner of an elaborately decorated sandstone slab bearing markings of a member of the nobility – the carvings of the Calvary Cross and an ornate sword.

An excavation of the immediate area uncovered the adult skeleton, which archaeologists said is likely to have once occupied the nearby grave.


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