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Medieval monk's grave uncovered
Leiston dig
A local youth group was excavating the site at the abbey
An archaeological dig at Leiston Abbey in Suffolk has unearthed what is thought to be the burial site of a medieval monk.

The discovery was made as a local youth group was excavating the site in a dig organised by Suffolk County Council's archaelogists.

The grave was uncovered under a 19th century cottage and barn near the abbey on Wednesday.

So far, the skull and upper body have been uncovered.

Archaeologist Jezz Meredith said the remains were extremely well-preserved but further tests would need to be carried out before the exact date of the skeleton was known.

But at present there were no plans to exhume the remains, he added.


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