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

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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.

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

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