- 7 updates
A special ceremony has taken place to reinter remains uearthed during the excavation of a historic abbey in Warwickshire.
The bones were dug up during an archaeological dig at Polesworth Abbey last year and are thought to be more than 1,000 years old.
Wesley Smith reports.
Church leaders at Polesworth Abbey have revealed who they think lies in coffins discovered in an archaeological dig in the grounds last year.
The skeletons were reinterred at a special ceremony today.
Fr Philip Wells told ITV News Central he believes they might belong to some of the nuns who founded the abbey in the year 827.
A service is underway at Polesworth Abbey before skeletons discovered in the grounds during an archeological dig are reburied.
Skeletons discovered during an archeological dig at Polesworth Abbey in Warwickshire will be reinterred today in a special ceremony during the morning's worship.
A team of volunteer archeologists have been carrying out a dig in the graveyard over the last few years.
It's not yet known how old the skeletons are, but it's thought the could date back to the Anglo-Saxon period. Samples have been taken for analysis