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Grave of medieval knight found under car park

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Grave of medieval knight found under car park

Post by Rowan » Wed March 13th, 2013, 2:15 pm

The grave of a medieval knight and the site of a monastery have been found under an Edinburgh car park.

Archaeologists made the discoveries, with dozens of other artefacts, during the excavation of a building site in the city's Old Town.

A slab of sandstone, decorated with carvings of the Calvary cross and an ornate sword which signalled that it was the grave of a knight or other nobleman, was unearthed.

The skeleton's bones and teeth will be analysed by experts to learn where the person was born, what he ate, where he lived and how he died.
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