Conservators working on the restoration of the Great East Window at York Minster have completed the conservation of half of the panels in the stunning medieval window, which depicts the story of the Apocalypse.
York Minster's Great East Window contains the largest expanse of medieval stained glass in Britain. Started in 1405 and completed in 1408, the main part of the window depicts the Apocalypse, and is recognised around the world as being some of the finest medieval stained glass still in existence.
These pictures show the RAF carrying out of a mock rescue from the top of York Minster. Crews from the base in Leconfield have practised saving people stuck at the top of the building.
To mark Yorkshire Day tomorrow a unique edible treat is being unveiled. A giant Pork Pie in the shape of York Minster has been created by Holmfirth based farm shop, Hinchliffe's.
Archaeologists are studying human remains that were found at York Minster yesterday, which they think could be older than the Minster itself.
They were found during routine work on a lift-shaft and it's thought they could pre-date the 12th century.
Human remains believed to be hundreds of years old have been discovered during
an investigation into the history of York Minster. They were discovered as work was being carried out to build a lift-shaft into the minster's undercroft.
York Archaeological Trust's archaeologists have suggested that as the restingplace has not been disturbed for hundreds of years the remains could pre-datethe 12th century before the modern minster was built.
– Very Reverend Keith Jones, Dean of York
"York Minster's walls have been witness to centuries of human life and I feel sure that archaeologists arelikely to encounter even more human burials during their three-week tenure: we would expect to find, when working at York Minster, evidence of previous life all around the place."