[MR] BBC: Welsh Cemetery Excavated

Garth Groff and Sally Sanford mallardlodge1000 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 02:02:48 PST 2024

Noble Friends,

Today the BBC reports on an unusual medieval cemetery under excavation in
Cardiff, Wales.

The burial ground is thought to contain some 70 graves which date to the
6th or 7th century. So far the 18 graves that have been opened have been
most unusual. The graves are actually carved into the bedrock. Some
occupants were arranged in unusual positions, some crouched and some others
in a foetal position.

The graves also contain bits of pottery, glass and other tantalizing bits,
suggesting that grave goods were still being included in burials at this

Many of the well preserved skulls have unusual wear on their front teeth,
indicating some sort of craft that involved using their teeth as a tool.

The story is found at https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-67750403

Yours Aye,

Mungo Napier, Laird of Mallard Lodge  🦆
Continuing a crusade to keep Merry Rose relevant and in business.

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