Sunday, June 24, 2012

Monks from Eynsham Abbey reburied

Nine bodies left languishing in a storeroom for decades will finally be laid to rest tomorrow.

 Some of the skeletons, uncovered at Eynsham Abbey in an archaeological dig, have waited more than 400 years for a proper burial. They were discovered in the late 1980s and early 1990s and kept in a storeroom at the Oxfordshire Museum’s Resource Centre in Standlake.

 That was until their existence was discovered by a local priest, who decided to bring them back and return them to their rightful home.

Click here to read this article from the Oxford Times

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