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A 700 year old love story.

Popularity 13Viewed 5652 times 2014-9-19 15:48 |Personal category:Weird stories|System category:Life| Archaeologist, English chapel

We all love a love story and here's one that may beat them all. This pair of lovers have been holding hands in death for an estimated 700 years in a lost grave in the equally lost English chapel of St Morrell Leicestershire, central England.

A team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS) working with volunteers on a four-year excavation project at the lost chapel found the two skeletons with their fingers entwined.

Archaeologist, Vicki Score says the skeletons were placed together in this position, as there was enough room in the grave to have them buried apart. "We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple have been buried together in a single grave. The main question we find ourselves asking is why were they buried up there?" It is thought the chapel may have served as a pilgrimage, or the main church possibly refused to bury the bodies because they were criminals, foreigners or diseased". 

I wonder if they may have been buried at this isolated chapel because their love affair was frowned upon for some reason back in those ancient times. Who knows, but is is still nice to think that whoever buried this couple was thoughtful enough to entwine their hands together in their final resting place.

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Reply Report 财神 2014-9-19 19:48
oh, this picture Scaring me.  
Reply Report laoren1234 2014-9-20 08:25
Yeh, can't stop to wonder what was their cause of death.
Reply Report aussie65 2014-9-22 09:25
财神: oh, this picture Scaring me.   
What, you're scared of a few old bones?
Reply Report aussie65 2014-9-22 09:28
laoren1234: Yeh, can't stop to wonder what was their cause of death.
Yes it does make one think, for both of them to die and to be buried together like that so long ago.
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  • A 700 year old love story. 2014-9-22 10:01

    Thanks for sharing your story here, we have highlighted your blog.

  • A 700 year old love story. 2014-9-22 09:28

    laoren1234: Yeh, can't stop to wonder what was their cause of death.
    Yes it does make one think, for both of them to die and to be buried together like that so long ago.

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