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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:22 PM

Archaeologists have uncovered a stone sarcophagus thought to contain someone 'terribly important'.

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The sarcophagus was unearthed while the castle was being refurbished so that a new center to house the Magna Carta could be built.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:25 PM

I was reading about this this morning.  (or should that be "I was reading this morning about this"?)

Sounds interesting! Hope it's an old Saxon King. :yes:

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:34 PM

Nothing more interesting than disturbing the remains of the dead just out of curiosity.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

I'm pretty certain the dead don't care. ;)

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:51 PM

Universal Horror movies have taught me there is no way this can possibly go wrong.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:56 PM

View PostLeonardo, on 24 August 2013 - 07:25 PM, said:

I was reading about this this morning.  (or should that be "I was reading this morning about this"?)

Sounds interesting! Hope it's an old Saxon King. :yes:

If it's a king, a quick wander through my notes brings up about eight possibilities from around AD900. I shall follow this with interest.

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:00 PM

View PostTurtleguy, on 24 August 2013 - 07:34 PM, said:

Nothing more interesting than disturbing the remains of the dead just out of curiosity.

Perhaps nobody has been buried long enough in your part of the world to be considered interesting!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 08:07 PM

View PostDecoNoir, on 24 August 2013 - 07:51 PM, said:

Universal Horror movies have taught me there is no way this can possibly go wrong.

Of course nothing can go wrong!

I understand the sarcophagus is to be moved, after careful and arduous planning, next month - Friday 13th Sep 2013. :mellow:

Edited by Leonardo, 24 August 2013 - 08:08 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:59 PM

I live in Lincoln, have done all my life and there is a huge amount of history here thanks to the Cathedral, Castle and also the huge links to Roman Britain here.

On a separate and slightly amusing note.... it is also the place that caused the downfall of the UK TV show Most Haunted, when the crew came to Lincoln Prison (located in the very same castle as this article) for a Live show, and the "Psychic" with them (who was relatively new) claimed after the show finished that it was all fake and the team were deliberately making up false information, information that was completely contradicting all that he was "picking up".
He refused to take part on the show again ( or sacked depending on whether you believe his statement or theirs) amid a public outcry on social media, and the show never returned after it.


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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:00 PM

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

Wow, that's great. I hope they're able to ID the occupant.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:28 AM

I am gonna say that it's someone dead.


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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

View PostExoPaul, on 25 August 2013 - 03:59 PM, said:

I live in Lincoln, have done all my life and there is a huge amount of history here thanks to the Cathedral, Castle and also the huge links to Roman Britain here.

On a separate and slightly amusing note.... it is also the place that caused the downfall of the UK TV show Most Haunted, when the crew came to Lincoln Prison (located in the very same castle as this article) for a Live show, and the "Psychic" with them (who was relatively new) claimed after the show finished that it was all fake and the team were deliberately making up false information, information that was completely contradicting all that he was "picking up".
He refused to take part on the show again ( or sacked depending on whether you believe his statement or theirs) amid a public outcry on social media, and the show never returned after it.

Go to Youtube and catch the infamous 'Mary loves Dick' incident! It should serve as an epitaph for every programme of its type!

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

View Postealdwita, on 24 August 2013 - 08:00 PM, said:

Perhaps nobody has been buried long enough in your part of the world to be considered interesting!

  Ever notice though?...  many people seem to get much more interesting long after they are buried,  than they were before?    ;

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 10:38 AM

View Postlightly, on 26 August 2013 - 10:32 AM, said:

  Ever notice though?...  many people seem to get much more interesting long after they are buried,  than they were before? ;

Of course. Why would you need to exhume the body of a person your Grandfather would have known?

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