Mysterious graves discovered, may be medieval monks’ cemetery – Fox News
Mysterious graves have been discovered in the ancient city of York in the U.K. that may be part of a medieval monastery’s cemetery.
Archaeologists say that they found human burials and the possible remains of an Augustinian friary during a restoration project at the 14th-century Guildhall in the historic city.
Structures linked with the medieval friary have been uncovered, including ovens that may have been part of its kitchens, explained the City of York Council in a statement.
“Two large, later walls run through the friary remains and appear to have reused a lot of the friary stonework,” it said. “We have also uncovered a single phase of graves which may date to the later use of the friary. Unfortunately, these were badly disturbed by a later phase of demolition works a few hundred years ago.”
Glass and coins have also been found during the excavation.