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Remains of Franciscan monks unearthed by roadworks

Roadworks in St. Andrews, Scotland, has revealed the remains of a group of Franciscan monks who lived on the site in the 15th century. The remains were found a mere 6 inches from the surface.

Archaeologist Douglas Spiers said: “St Andrews is a town of considerable antiquity so we always held the possibility of archaeological remains coming to light in that area as part of the works.

“However, we thought that because they were only reducing the surface by a small margin it wouldn’t be deep enough to disturb anything. Clearly, we were wrong.”

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Story: STV | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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