Another Carpark Discovery–A 13th Century Burial

Hm… It’s not only the year of the Richards, but the year of the medieval skeletons beneath the carpark. At the University of Edinburgh they’ve unearthed a 13th century sandstone grave, the lid carved with a sword and a cross. See the reports here: http://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2013/dig-130313 and here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-21762422

This is at the site of the 13th century Blackfriars monastery.

Interesting–the university website implies they’ve not yet opened the grave, but the BBC photo shows a skeleton next to it, no explanation.

And the latest on Richard III’s tomb: http://www.leicester.anglican.org/news/details/leicester-cathedral-design-briefing  The simplicity of this plan is not sitting well with the Richard III society, which has been raising funds for a more elaborate memorial: http://www.richardiii.net/

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