Two medieval skeletons dug up by workmen in England

Published on May 11th, 2010 | by Admin


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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