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Battered Skeleton of Medieval Knight Unearthed in UK Cathedral

Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

The battered remains of a medieval man uncovered at a famous cathedral hint that he may have been a Norman knight with a proclivity for jousting.
Archaeologists uncovered the man's skeleton, along with about 2,500 others buried at Hereford Cathedral in the United Kingdom. The cathedral was built in the 12th century and served as a place of worship and a burial ground in the following centuries.
Researchers say the man was about 45 years or older when he died, according to a bone analysis. He was buried in a stone-lined grave, a type of grave that was used between the 12th and 14th centuries.
It's impossible to know what wounded the man, but his injuries are in line with those that nobility got through tourney, or even jousting,
This man stood one stood out as he stood 5-foot-8-inches with serious trauma on his right shoulder blade, 10 of his right ribs and left leg.


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