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Friday, 18 May 2012
Tomb team dig reveals Wakefield Cathedral’s ancient past
Ancient tombs are among intriguing archaeological finds unearthed during major redevelopment work at historic Wakefield Cathedral.
Cathedral chiefs are inviting the public to view the historic artefacts before they are re-buried.
The excavations have revealed worship has taken place on the site of the 800-year-old cathedral for more than 1,000 years.
Archaeologists started excavations inside the Grade I listed building as part of the multi-million pound redevelopment scheme, Project 2013.
They are removing buried remains from inside the nave to allow a new floor to be installed. The digging has already revealed 13 burials, most of which date back to the 18th or 19th century.
But archaeologists have also found two medieval stone graves and two probable early walls.
Posted by blogster at 12:58