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This shows lifting the lid on the Stone Coffin. Credit: University of Leicester

This is the Stone Coffin at the Greyfriars dig site. Credit: University of Leicester

Lead???? Whoever it is, somebody didn't want them to ever get out.......

1 posted on 07/30/2013 7:56:16 AM PDT by Red Badger
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To: SunkenCiv

GGG Ping!..............


2 posted on 07/30/2013 7:56:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: Red Badger

My guess is Jimmy Hoffa.


4 posted on 07/30/2013 8:00:39 AM PDT by Rokurota
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Lead???? Whoever it is, somebody didn’t want them to ever get out.......

This does not bode well for us methinks.

Headline: Construction crew drops dead on mysterious
job site, more at 11.


5 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:24 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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Whoa...now there’s some history.


6 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:40 AM PDT by moovova (Sell everything, folks. Be poised to run.)
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To: Red Badger

Imagine if, in a strange, macabre twist, the gentlemen were still alive at burial. He awakes, tries to scratch, kick, and chew is way out, then dies of lead poisoning.


7 posted on 07/30/2013 8:01:56 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Red Badger
Within the stone coffin, they found an inner lead coffin
Clearly, this is the final resting place of Spock, who was sent back in time after having been contaminated with ganymede radiation, during the third Star Trek reboot.
9 posted on 07/30/2013 8:09:59 AM PDT by jdege
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Cor Blimey, they can’t X-ray it either.

And now, for something completely different.


12 posted on 07/30/2013 8:14:50 AM PDT by DonkeyBonker (Hard to paddle against the flow of sewage coming out of the White House.)
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Lead???? Whoever it is, somebody didn't want them to ever get out.......

Now, they have unleased the evil spirt of ??? upon the world.

Don't these people ever watch horror movies or the TV show Supernatural? You never open anything sealed. It was sealed for a reason.

I'm pouring salt along the doorways and windows immediately!
13 posted on 07/30/2013 8:15:04 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Red Badger
Lead almost makes me think it was meant to go to sea??

Wonder if this is a child? A king who was never to be.

16 posted on 07/30/2013 8:46:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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So does this mean they’ll let the original occupant of the grave have his place back, maybe move Richard III to Westminster Abbey? I can’t imagine the current royal descendants of German descent have any reason to oppose the last Plantagenet king getting in there?


18 posted on 07/30/2013 8:58:53 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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.... Lead coffins in the days of olde were used to bury wealthy and important people of the day. Something called logic tells me it wasn’t just used to entrap the imaginatively created Hollywood glamorized versions of undead and evil creatures and beasties. At least not very often that is LOL.


20 posted on 07/30/2013 9:00:54 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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This article sheds interesting light on the use of lead in Catholic burials:

http://www.forteantimes.com/features/articles/245/saints_preserve_us.html


21 posted on 07/30/2013 9:01:03 AM PDT by edwinland
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What did they do, bury him in a Russian Nesting Coffin?


26 posted on 07/30/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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Records also suggest the friary contains the grave of ‘a knight called Mutton, sometime mayor of Leicester’.


There’s got to be a limerick here...


28 posted on 07/30/2013 3:47:24 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (Why do you need a fire extinguisher when you can call the fire department?)
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Lead?

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In Maryland, there is an historic city called St. Mary’s, which has had and continues to have quite a bit of excavation and study. The restored parts are open to the public.

Anyway, several years ago, there were coffins discovered that had lead linings. I can’t remember anymore what the archaeologists’ thoughts were as to the reason for the use of lead. I am thinking that it would be to delay the onslaught of the soil organisms, but I am just guessing.


33 posted on 07/30/2013 4:46:10 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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"Lead???? Whoever it is, somebody didn't want them to ever get out......." I know, right?

The people at the dig are even dressed like a contstruction crew...


35 posted on 07/30/2013 8:30:06 PM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (No more usurpers.)
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Wouldn’t that mean that perhaps they thought this person was really evil.
Maybe they thought he was a vampire.


39 posted on 07/31/2013 5:35:54 AM PDT by Yorlik803 (better to die on your feet than live on your knees.)
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