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After Richard III was discovered, hunt is on for grave of the warrior queen

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After Richard III was discovered, hunt is on for grave of the warrior queen

Post by Rowan » Mon April 1st, 2013, 7:41 pm

It could be the year of great discoveries.

Just weeks after remains found under a car park were confirmed as Richard III and archaeologists have reportedly stumbled on Alfred the Great, now the hunt is on to find Boudicca.

The grave of warrior queen, who fought the Romans to defend Britain, is unknown - although it is thought that her bones lay near what is now a McDonald's in Birmingham.

Another theory suggests that the flame-haired leader of the Iceni lies beneath either platform eight, nine or 10 at King's Cross Station.

Dr Mike Heyworth, the director of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA), said that experts are on the hunt for her burial place, The Independent reported.
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Post by Lisa » Mon April 1st, 2013, 9:24 pm

The article itself seems a bit puffed up but wouldn't that be awesome if she was found? I assume she would be buried with grave goods which would provide lots of information (and help identification). Would there really be much left in terms of skeletal remains though? It would be interesting to find out if the suicide by poison story is true - it would be nice to confirm that little details like that really have survived in our 'collective folk memory' for all those years.

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Post by Madeleine » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 8:46 am

That Kings Cross rumour has been around for years - perhaps she's under Platform 9 3/4?

It's a shame how all these major historical figures keep turning up in rather un-illustrious places!
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Post by Rowan » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 6:54 pm

But they weren't un-illustrious upon their deaths. Our presence has made the places so.

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Post by EC2 » Tue April 2nd, 2013, 8:01 pm

This was my back garden on Monday. I guess if everyone's at it, might as well give it a go myself... :D :D
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Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
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For never will cowards fall down there.'

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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 8:32 am

That looks nice and muddy! Can I be nosy and ask what you're having done?
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Post by EC2 » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 11:23 am

New septic tank to replace the long outdated cess pit! The water from the former, once processed and drinkable (supposedly, I ain't going to test it though!) will drain away through a soakaway under the allotment garden, which means our crops will always be irrigated. The tank itself will need emptying about once a year. We're on mains water but not mains for waste - the joys of country living!
No sign of any archaeology though so far during the works! :(
Les proz e les vassals
Souvent entre piez de chevals
Kar ja li coard n’I chasront

'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'

Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal

www.elizabethchadwick.com

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Post by Madeleine » Wed April 3rd, 2013, 11:50 am

Hope all goes well!
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