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Posted on 05/20/2010 4:52:50 AM PDT by Beowulf9
FACE OF STERLING CASTLE WARRIOR RECONSTRUCTED
The skeleton of the knight was discovered during refurbishment work A reconstruction has revealed the face of a medieval knight whose skeleton was discovered at Stirling Castle. Experts are now attempting to discover the identity of the warrior, who is likely to have been killed in the 13th or 14th Century.
The skeleton is one of 10 excavated from the site of a lost royal chapel at the castle. The skeleton of a woman was found near the knight.
Forensic anthropologist Professor Sue Black is leading the investigation.
It is believed the knight could have been killed during Scotland's Wars of Independence with England. Techniques have advanced a long way and we can now tell much more about where people came from, their lifestyles and causes of death Dr Jo Buckberry University of Bradford.
The castle changed hands several times and scientific tests have been used to work out whether the knight might have been a Scot, an Englishman or even French.
Efforts by Prof Black, of Dundee University, to find out more about the warrior's life and death will be featured in BBC Two's History Cold Case series on Thursday.
Richard Strachan, senior archaeologist with Historic Scotland, said the facial reconstruction gives a "powerful impression" of what the knight may have looked like.
"He was a very strong and fit nobleman, with the physique of a professional rugby player, who would have been trained since boyhood to handle heavy swords and other weapons and who would have spent a great deal of time on horseback," he said.
'Unusual' group Historic Scotland, which cares for the castle, has announced it is commissioning further research to find out more about the 10 skeletons, which include two infants.
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During the Cromwell rebellion in England the Protestants overthrowing the nobility were called “round heads” because they cut their hair short.
Aye. We’re all kin, laddie. Or lassie. :)
Looks like a bigger version of Drew Brees!
It’s Laddie. A little. Native American, Irish, Welsh and Scot with some German thrown in.
I always hoped I was related to William Wallace. LOL!
It’s a great combination! :)
They should have filmed “Dark Shadows” there.
;’) He came in second, your guy was third. ;’)