“50 Graves Uncovered at Medieval Pilgrimage Site in England”

This is a super great article! In August, archaeologists uncovered a site of about fifty graves near the medieval city of Lichfield. It was a place that pilgrims traveled to because it housed the tomb of St. Chad. I just wanted to share this article because it noted the great lengths that pilgrimages could be. Last class we discussed the distance that Gowther ran for penitence. Because this was something that people just did, it amazes me to think about the possibility of making a pilgrimage now. Can you imagine how much work and class you would miss? The archaeologists also note the importance of the skeletons’ teeth because it can give us more insight to the diets of 12th century people in England.

http://www.livescience.com/52346-medieval-graves-saint-pilgrimage.html

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