Injuries suggest the man may have participated in a form of jousting called tourney.
The names of the dead remain a mystery, but the excavation suggests they were poor. Continue reading →
People were laid to rest without coffins, and even without shrouds, confirming the cemetery was mainly for the poor.
The bodies, which were lined up head to feet, were found at the site of an ancient cemetery attached to the Trinity Hospital, which was founded in the 13th century.
A powerful, custom-built machine was used to suck up the massive, mushy mess that had accumulated to nearly three feet in depth. Continue reading →
Skull fractures can lead to an early death, even if the victims initially survived the injuries, historic skulls show.
The mysterious settlement's remains include a stone structure with a doorway at its corner.
A study of fecal matter from a medieval warlord -- the patron of the poet Dante Alighieri -- suggests he was poisoned with a deadly heart-stopping plant called foxglove. Continue reading →
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