Remains of 600-year-old murder victim found in Northern Ireland

Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Admin


The unusual way a woman was buried 600 years ago in Northern Ireland is suggesting to some archaeologists that she may have been murdered.

“This person wasn’t laid out on their back in an east-west direction, which is normal for a Christian burial,” excavation director Dr Nora Bermingham explained.

“The body seems to have been bundled into position it was buried in.

She added: “It’s not uncommon for people who have either committed crimes or people who have been murdered or what not to have been buried in this fashion.”

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Story: UTV | Photo: PA

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