Mystery 15th-Century skeleton found in Ireland
By T.K. Randall
April 9, 2020 · 3 comments
The mystery skeleton was exposed on the river bank. Image Credit: PD - ahmed adly
A skeleton found buried on the banks of a river in Dublin has turned out to be more than 600 years old.
The decrepit bones, which were exposed after the waters of the River Ward washed away part of the embankment at River Valley Park, were first spotted by walkers on Monday.
When a forensic anthropologist arrived on the scene to investigate, they determined that the remains - far from being evidence of a recent crime - dated back some 600 years to the 15th Century.
This isn't the first time that such a discovery has been made in the area either.
Back in 1999, six skeletons were unearthed on the river bank after a skull was spotted sticking out of the ground. Archaeologists excavating the find also discovered a 13th-Century Edward I silver coin.
Until an excavation of this latest find can be undertaken however, its mysteries will remain buried.
"The skeletal remains were examined by a forensic anthropologist and deemed to be ancient, dating back to roughly the 15th century," the police said is a statement.
"This is no longer a garda matter and the scene has been lifted."
"The National Museum of Ireland (NMI) will be notified of the find."
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