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Two medieval skeletons dug up by workmen in England

Two complete skeletons which may date back to medieval times were found by workmen in Gloucester, England.

The team was working on a £7m project to improve access between the city centre and the new Quays complex when the remains were unearthed on Tuesday.

The adult skeletons were uncovered, along with the remnants of a coffin, in the city’s Kimbrose Triangle.

They will not be displayed and will instead be given a respectful reburial after they are examined.

Nigel Edgeworth, manager for the Gloucester Linkages project, said: “We were putting in the foundations for a wall when we came across the two skeletons.

“The minute we go below half a metre we have an archaeologist watching us. It is very exciting from a historical point of view and adds more to the picture of Gloucester’s history.”

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