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Medieval Knight Found in Edinburgh

Thanks to BLFP correspondent Denise Aldelia Ward from the other Ben Lomond in California. Denise sends me an article from the Huffington Post, with links to a Scotsman article.

I’ve been busy this week and although I had heard of remains of black death victims being found in London I missed this story.

Archeologists this week announced the discovery of an unidentified medieval knight’s skeleton buried along with several other bodies under a Scottish parking lot.

The knight — or possibly nobleman — was uncovered during construction work, according to The Scotsman. Also found was an intricately carved sandstone slab, several other human burial plots and a variety of artefacts researchers believe are from the 13th-century Blackfriars Monastery.

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Councillor Richard Lewis, a member of the City of Edinburgh Council, said the archaeological treasure trove has “the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archaeological discoveries in the city for many years, providing us with yet more clues as to what life was like in Medieval Edinburgh,” according to a statement released by the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI).

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