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Medieval skeletons unearthed in Gloucester

By Teronpi

London, May 09 (ANI): Workmen in Gloucester have found two complete skeletons believed to date back to medieval times.

The remains were unearthed from a spot between the city centre and the new Quays complex, where the team was working.

The adult skeletons were uncovered, along with the remnants of a coffin, in the city's Kimbrose Triangle.

"We were putting in the foundations for a wall when we came across the two skeletons," the BBC quoted Nigel Edgeworth, manager for the Gloucester Linkages project, as saying.

He added: "The minute we go below half a metre we have an archaeologist watching us. It is very exciting from a historical point of view and adds more to the picture of Gloucester's history."

Experts initially thought it to be Roman, as pottery fragments dating back to that era were found in the same area.

However, the coffin burial suggested they were medieval.

The figures will be examined by an osteoarchaeologist in York in a bid to identify further details, including their sex.

They will not be displayed and will instead be given a respectful reburial after they are examined. (ANI)

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