Medieval Church discovered in Lincoln

Lincoln Cathedral Genealogy

Another passion in my life is archaeology and on the excellent Archaeology News Network website there is a report that brings genealogy and archaeology together. A medieval church has been discovered underneath Lincoln Cathedral, it is thought it dates from the period after the Roman’s left Britain but before 1066. The unexpected discovery was made when archaeologists examined the site prior to a lift shaft being constructed. Burials have been found at 3 metres below the surface and some of the skeletons were wrapped in a finely woven cloth.

Of course what I, as a genealogist, wants to know is are there any records that can tell us who was buried there !!


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