Notre Dame archaeologists find 14th-century sarcophagus

Beneath the 19th-century underground heating system, burial sites have been discovered with several tombs and a human-shaped sarcophagus made of lead, likely dating from the 14th century. Also found are painted sculptures, “identified as parts of the original 13th-century rood screen – an architectural element separating the altar area from the nave.”
 

 

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