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  • Archaeologists unearth new evidence of Roman and medieval Leicester

    12/12/2015 10:23:29 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 15 replies
    University of Leicester Press Office ^ | December 10, 2015 | posted by ap507, contact Mathew Morris, John Thomas
    Archaeologists, led by John Thomas and Mathew Morris of ULAS, have been investigating a series of medieval and post-medieval backyards dating from the 12th century through to the 16th century... Evidence recorded includes stone-lined pits (possibly storage pits or cisterns), rubbish pits, latrines, wells, boundary walls and a possible late 15th or 16th century cellar. Such activity, and the evidence carefully collected and recorded from it, will give important new insights into the lifestyles and industry of the people living along one of Leicester's principle medieval streets... The site lies at the heart of Leicester's historic core, close to significant...
  • New mystery at Richard III burial site: A coffin inside a coffin

    07/30/2013 7:51:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2013 | Jethro Mullen
    (CNN) -- First came the dramatic discovery of the long-lost remains of King Richard III.Now, there's the mystery of the coffin within the coffin.Archaeologists working at the site in central England where Richard III's body was found underneath a parking lot are currently puzzling over a sealed lead coffin containing the remains of a yet-to-be-identified person.The lead coffin was found encased in a larger stone coffin.The smaller coffin is intact "except for a hole at one end of the casket through which we could tantalizingly see someone's feet," said Mathew Morris, the fieldwork director at the site.New discovery just as...
  • Mystery deepens in coffin-within-a-coffin found at Richard III site

    07/30/2013 7:56:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 07-30-2013 | Provided by University of Leicester
    Archaeologists have unearthed a mysterious coffin-within-a-coffin near the final resting place of Richard III. The University of Leicester team lifted the lid of a medieval stone coffin this week – the final week of their second dig at the Grey Friars site, where the medieval king was discovered in September. This is the first fully intact stone coffin to be discovered in Leicester in controlled excavations – and is believed to contain one of the friary's founders or a medieval monk. Within the stone coffin, they found an inner lead coffin – and will need to carry out further analysis...