EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND – A 21st century parking lot in Scotland just became a 13th century playground (for nerdy archeologists, at least).
A medieval knight was uncovered during construction to a parking lot near the University of Edinburgh.
The 800 or so year old bones were found under an intricately carved sandstone slab. Other burial plots were found in the area experts believe was the Blackfairs Monastery. But they’re only geeking out about the knight because he was all “important” back then.
Archeologists are now going to study the bones to find out more about the knight, like how he died. Maybe it was in a fierce battle!
Once everything is excavated, the area will become a boring rainwater harvesting tank. Things might be a little less exiting these days but at least we have iPhones.