Remains of 800-year-old monk unearthed by coastal erosion

Published on March 21st, 2014 | by Admin



The leg bones of a medieval monk have been revealed due to coastal erosion in Wales.

“What is fascinating is you can see the two femurs being slowly revealed as the cliffs are eroded away.”

The area of Monknash in South Wales was a burial ground for Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages.

The valley is named after the Welsh saint Cewydd and was home to a community of Cistercian Monks from 1129 until the dissolution of the monasteries 1535.

[Full story]

Story: Sarah Knapton, The Telegraph | Photo: Wales News Service

Tags: , , , , ,

One Response to Remains of 800-year-old monk unearthed by coastal erosion

  1. google says:

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted
    to say that I have truly enjoyed browsing your blog posts.
    In any case I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Follow me on Twitter!   Subscribe to my RSS feed!
  • Question of the Moment

    "Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them." - Albert Einstein

    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...
  • Sponsors

  • Archives