Volunteers Excavate Medieval Monastery
Thursday, April 04, 2013
TRIM, IRELAND—Irish archaeologists and a team of volunteers are excavating a thirteenth-century friary and its cemetery, where Geoffrey de Geneville, a French nobleman and an ancestor of Richard III, was buried. Funding for DNA testing would be needed to try to identify his remains, however. The site will eventually become an archaeological and public park. “Ireland’s greatest asset is its people and its heritage, and what we’ve done is try and put them together,” said archaeologist Steve Mandal.
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