3/18/2013

A carved sandstone slab and an adult skeleton discovered under a parking lot during a construction project in Edinburgh, Scotland, could be the grave site of a knight from the 13th century, archeologists say. The gravestone featured carvings, including a Calvary cross and a sword, denoting signs of nobility. Researchers hope to further investigate the bones and teeth of the skeleton. "This find has the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archaeological discoveries in the city for many years, providing us with yet more clues as to what life was like in medieval Edinburgh," said Richard Lewis, a City of Edinburgh Council member.

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