Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dig unearths more than 45,000 medieval artefacts in just seven weeks

More than 45,000 medieval marvels unearthed in Lincolnshire have excited archeological experts.

The finds were brought into the light at a single site in Sempringham, south of Sleaford, during a dig that took ten archeologists seven weeks to finish.

Sempringham was once the focus of religious pilgrimages and aerial photographs of the area reveal a 12th-century abbey, comparable to Westminster Abbey in size.

Many of the artefacts are being housed at The Collection's archive in Lincoln and officers hope some of the finer finds will be on display for the public.

Click here to read this article from the Lincolnshire Echo