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Subterranean crypt with empty tombs unearthed at medieval cathedral in England

Archaeologists excavating Exeter Cathedral in England have uncovered the church’s 12th-century high altar, a medieval crypt and the empty tombs of two bishops.

The cathedral, constructed around A.D. 1400, resides on the same site as the original building from 1114, when it was built in the Norman architectural style. In 1066, the Normans traveled from Normandy, France, to invade England. Although the two towers of the original structure are now adjoined as part of the nave walls as they appear today, the rest of the Anglican church was rebuilt between roughly A.D. 1270 and 1350 in a decorated Gothic style, according to Smithsonian Magazine.


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