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York Minster tantalises archaeologists

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Rowan
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York Minster tantalises archaeologists

Post by Rowan » Thu April 5th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Hope Her Majesty doesn't fall into the hole. :p
When the great west doors of York Minster swing open on Thursday and the Queen makes her way along the nave of the packed church for the ancient service of distributing Maundy Money, she will also be walking towards a small pit from which human bones have been pouring by the barrow load, the remains of some of the earliest Christians to worship on the site.

Tantalising finds include 30 skulls and a jumble of bones used to backfill a trench by the medieval builders of the present cathedral, and a man whose stone-lined and lidded grave was chopped off by Walter de Gray's 13th-century walls, leaving only his shins and feet in place.
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Post by Vanessa » Thu April 5th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Yes, Liz has been in York today. She's had a lovely day for it! :D The sun has been shining brightly.

That's fascinating, Rowan. I didn't know that and York is my nearest city. :rolleyes:
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