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Medieval knight found

The grave stone is marked with a cross and and ornate sword - signifying a knight or nobleman   The remains of a medieval knight or nobleman found underneath a car park are to be moved to make way for a university building. The grave and evidence of a 13th Century monastery were uncovered when archaeologists were called to an Edinburgh Old Town building site. An elaborate sandstone slab, with carvings of a Calvary Cross and ornate sword, marked the grave. Continue reading the main story    “Start Quote     This find has the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archaeological discoveries in the city for many years” Richard Lewis Edinburgh Council culture convener The car park was cleared to build a new Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. As part of low carbon measures for the University of Edinburgh scheme, work was being carried out in the former car park to create a rainwater harvesting tank for the new building. It was already known the area had been the