Tag Archive: Durham University

Auckland Castle excavation unearths ‘unexpected’ secrets

Auckland_Castle

Archaeologists working at a 900-year-old castle have found “rare and unexpected” artefacts. An ornate Roman coin, medieval silver pennies, a copper figurine, a thimble, window glass and a key were unearthed. Foundations were also discovered, showing the original structure of Auckland Castle in County Durham was “significantly larger” than thought. Curatorial director Dr Christopher Ferguson…

New book sheds light on Hereford’s medieval past

Possible knight - a man of Norman origin whose injuries might be consistent with violence or combat_HA

A LEADING archaeologist, who uncovered the remains of what might be a wounded Knight, will reveal extraordinary details of medieval life in Hereford in a new book. Andy Boucher and Luke Craddock-Bennett are speaking at the Hay Festival to launch their book, ‘Death in the Close’, which digs down through 900 years of local history,…

Mass Medieval grave found in archaeology dig at Durham World Heritage Site

Mass Medieval Graves

The body count at a mass grave crammed with hastily-buried bodies, found by archaeologists investigating library grounds originally thought to have been part of the cemetery at Durham Cathedral, has risen from four to 18 skeletons. Puzzled experts say the burial site, excavated during work on the £10 million enhancement of Palace Green Library, is…

Medieval remains uncovered near Durham University

Richard III Skull

Four human skulls, thought to date back to medieval times, have been uncovered near Durham University. A team of archaeologists and builders made the discovery while carrying out work for the development of the university’s Palace Green Library, which this summer was home to the Lindisfarne Gospels exhibition. Construction work has now been halted to…

Medieval friars found in town dig to be reburied

The remains of more than 20 medieval friars and lay associates of the Carmelite Order who died more than 500 years ago are to be reburied following their excavation during building works. Eight medieval Carmelite friars were uncovered as part of an archaeological dig carried out ahead of a residential development in Priory Close, Northallerton,…