Durham Palace Green remains were Scottish prisoners
2 September 2015
From the section Tyne & Wear
The remains appeared to have been tipped into the ground
Skeletons found near Durham Cathedral were those of 17th Century Scottish prisoners of war, tests have revealed.
The mass grave containing 18 bodies was unearthed in 2013 during work on Durham University’s Palace Green library.
The remains appeared to have been tipped into ground, all jumbled together and without signs of ceremony.
Following detailed study, experts from the university have dated them to 1650, and believe them to be soldiers captured during the Battle of Dunbar.
Full details of the archaeology team’s findings will be …read more
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