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Friday, 26 April 2013
More skeletons found near grave of medieval knight
A city car park has been hailed a “real treasure trove of archaeology” after seven more skeletons were unearthed from the grave of a medieval knight.
Two of the skeletons unearthed from the grave of a medieval knoght discovered under a car park in Edinburgh [Credit: Scotsman]
Archaeologists working on the site now believe they have uncovered the remains of a family crypt having found bones from three fully grown adults, four infants and a skull.
The exciting discovery comes one month after experts excavated the burial site of a medieval knight – affectionately christened Sir Eck – within the grounds of the new Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) at High School Yards, off Infirmary Street. Read the rest of this article...