Archaeologists Find Original Foundation of England’s Famed Exeter Cathedral

The early structures of Exeter Cathedral– consisting of the initial high altar, a crypt, and burial places– have actually been revealed by archaeologists in England, the BBC reported on Sunday.

Throughout excavations, the group determined the cathedral’s initial high altar going back to the early 12th century. A location thought to be a crypt and burial places of 12th and 13th century bishops was likewise discovered.

They were empty, the burial places are believed to have actually housed the remains, which were moved in 1320, of bishops Robert Warelwast and William Brewer.

In the choir location, these excavations were performed ahead of the setup of brand-new heating under the flooring.

“This is undoubtedly the most interesting historical discovery ever made at Exeter Cathedral,” stated archaeologist John Allan.

Established in 1050, the Norman-Gothic cathedral established in between the 12th and 14th centuries.

The remains of an early Roman street with wood structures and the wall of a Roman townhouse were discovered in an earlier dig in the cathedral’s cloister garden.

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