Hopes of uncovering history at 900 year old abbey

An abbey that was damaged in an arson attack in 2006 will now undergo excavation work. It's hoped will provide snapshot of what life was really like at the 900 year old abbey.

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Community archeology project underway

An eight week excavation project is under way at a medieval monastery in Cumbria.

Holme Cultram Abbey, Abbeytown is one of the biggest and most important abbeys in the North of England.

Not much is known about it's history, or the monks who lived there, so archeologists hope the dig will shed more light on it's past.

Mark Graham is the lead archeologist:

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