To Bayeux, the researchers are excited about the discovery. A sarcophagus of the Middle-Age was found at the end of October 2018, not far from the legendary tapestry depicting the conquest of England by William the Conqueror, reports West-germany . Exhumed from the cathedral calvadosienne in the work to accessibility, the coffin which contains the bones of two persons date “probably from the merovingian age,” according to the experts.

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Passed to the comb, the remains show that one of the body would be that of a woman. The poor state of preservation of the bones, however, has not yet identified the second. The words “Uberto” and “Oremus” lining the burial. After Cécile De Seréville, head of archaeological research and historical ancient and medieval (CRAHAM) of the université de Caen, he would be the names of the two deceased.

Looting in the Nineteenth century

These entries will be listed next to “drawings of weapons, tools, symbols, and primitive christians, shading and scenes of fighting”, specify our colleagues. “It is rare to find as many designs and patterns on a tank”, said Cécile De Seréville. In addition, the ceramic objects have been found inside the burial of limestone. The absence of jewelry, metals and weapons in the middle of the bones scattered suggests that the monument would have been looted during work carried out in the Nineteenth century.

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in addition, the tomb is composed of rocks of the different regions of France, “evidence of trade at the time”, according to Gaël Square, a design engineer at the Drac (regional Direction of cultural affairs) Normandy. “The stone of the sarcophagus is the limestone of Caen, while the lid is generally found in the South-West,” he explained.

The monument will be exhibited in the cathedral of Bayeux, within a year.

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