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Grave of medieval knight found

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

The grave of a medieval knight and the site of a monastery have been found under an Edinburgh car park.

Archaeologists made the discoveries, with dozens of other artefacts, during the excavation of a building site in the city's Old Town.

A slab of sandstone, decorated with carvings of the Calvary cross and an ornate sword which signalled that it was the grave of a knight or other nobleman, was unearthed.

http://local.stv.tv/...-town-car-park/

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:26 PM

What is it with the Brits putting car parks over old graveyards?...

Of course.. if you think about it I guess it makes sense... After all the people that are buried there are 'parked'...


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:30 PM

View PostTaun, on 13 March 2013 - 02:26 PM, said:

What is it with the Brits putting car parks over old graveyards?...

You have to remember that Oklahoma is a bit bigger than England (believe it or not); it's young (adimitted into the US in 1907); and it has a population of just 4 million, whereas England currently has 53 million denizens.  So you can see how old and overcrowded England is.

Imagine all the people who have lived and died in little but overcrowded England.

We just don't have the space that Americans do.

Edited by TheLastLazyGun, 13 March 2013 - 05:42 PM.


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:21 PM

Ealdwita snippet....

The cross shown on that footage isn't a 'Calvary Cross' as stated, but a 'Floriate Cross' which was used regularly (but not exclusively) by the Templar Knights.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:26 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 13 March 2013 - 05:30 PM, said:

You have to remember that Oklahoma is a bit bigger than England (believe it or not); it's young (adimitted into the US in 1907); and it has a population of just 4 million, whereas England currently has 53 million denizens.  So you can see how old and overcrowded England is.

Imagine all the people who have lived and died in little but overcrowded England.

We just don't have the space that Americans do.

I was actually trying to be a bit tongue in cheek... (It doesn't always work :blush: )


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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:18 PM

Nice teeth.

Why did they say they will never know who it is before trying?  I understand it's a long shot but so defeatist.

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 05:24 PM

View PostTheLastLazyGun, on 13 March 2013 - 05:30 PM, said:

You have to remember that Oklahoma is a bit bigger than England (believe it or not); it's young (adimitted into the US in 1907); and it has a population of just 4 million, whereas England currently has 53 million denizens.  So you can see how old and overcrowded England is.

Imagine all the people who have lived and died in little but overcrowded England.

We just don't have the space that Americans do.

You have to remember that England is not Britain.  The grave, and car park, is in Edinburgh, fgs.  (lol)

Edited by Eldorado, 14 March 2013 - 05:26 PM.





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