A burial ground, the foundations of medieval castle buildings and a chapel have all been discovered by archaeologists carrying out an excavation in Exeter. The human remains date to before the construction of Rougemont Castle by William the Conqueror in 1068 and could represent an early Christian cemetery.
Archaeologists from Exeter City Council are undertaking the four-week trenching at the castle courtyard to discover what remains of the former medieval building and of Roman and Saxon Exeter beneath it.
Any finds could go on public display and help in discussions with a new owner about the future use and landscaping of the courtyard.
Friday, July 07, 2006
EARLY CHRISTIAN CEMETERY FOUND IN EXCAVATIONS?