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Family Crypt of Medieval Knight Possibly Discovered

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Family Crypt of Medieval Knight Possibly Discovered

Post by Rowan » Tue April 30th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Archaeologists have unearthed skeletal remains of eight people that may be the relatives of a medieval knight discovered under a parking lot last month in Scotland. The team uncovered one partial skeleton and seven complete skeletons, including one infant and an adult female.

The remains were all buried behind a wall in what may have been an ancient family burial crypt.

"This site just keeps getting more and more interesting, it is turning out to be a real treasure trove of archaeology," Ross Murray, a former student at the University of Edinburgh, said in a statement. "These new finds look likely to be the possible relations of the suspected Medieval knight we found earlier this year. The skull of the skeleton found immediately beneath the location of the knight looks like that of a female and the remains found on the other side of the ornate slab belong to an infant from the same period."
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