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.......
My guess is Jimmy Hoffa.
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.
Whoa...now there’s some history.
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.
Within the stone coffin, they found an inner lead coffinClearly, 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.
Cor Blimey, they can’t X-ray it either.
And now, for something completely different.
Wonder if this is a child? A king who was never to be.
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?
.... 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.
This article sheds interesting light on the use of lead in Catholic burials:
What did they do, bury him in a Russian Nesting Coffin?
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...
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.
The people at the dig are even dressed like a contstruction crew...
Wouldn’t that mean that perhaps they thought this person was really evil.
Maybe they thought he was a vampire.