Remains of possible medieval nun found near convent site
Published on October 5th, 2010 | by Admin0
She explained: “We were able to establish that it was an articulated burial, that is one which had not been disturbed before.”
The grave has been covered up but further archaeological work on the grave and the site will continue.
Mrs King, director of Foundations Archaeology, said: “More interestingly we have uncovered parts of a medieval wall which can still be seen.”
Area Dean of Reading, Canon Brian Shenton, in charge of Reading Minster of St Mary the Virgin – one of the town’s few Grade I-listed buildings – had hoped the skeleton would prove to be both Saxon and female.
He said: “There was a convent on the site in Saxon times before the Minster was built and that might have meant the skeleton was one of the nuns.”