Not what you expect to find I suppose…
When a storm hit Ireland last week, and blew down a 215 year old beech tree, to the surprise of everyone the skeleton of an 1,000 year old body was discovered.
What we know about the body is
– The skeleton belonged to a young man (aged between 17-20).
– Preliminary analysis suggests he suffered a violent death between 1030 and 1200 AD.
– There were injuries to his ribs and his hand, which had probably been inflicted by a knife.
– He’d been given a formal Christian burial: This is demonstrated by the fact he was buried in an east-west position with his hands folded over his pelvis.
To see the full story check out the Sligo-Leitrim Archaeological Services