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"Why were they buried up there?"

Two 14th-century skeletons, male and female, were found buried together — one's arm crossed over the other's — in a grave at an English excavation site.

Image source: University of Leicester Archaeological Services Image source: University of Leicester Archaeological Services

University of Leicester Archaeological Services and volunteers made the discovery at the site for the Chapel of St. Morrell near Hallaton.

"We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave," project manager Vicki Score said in a press release regarding the 700-year-old find, Sun News noted. "The main question we find ourselves asking is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. This leads us to wonder if the chapel could have served as some sort of special place of burial at the time."

Image source: University of Leicester Archaeological Services Image source: University of Leicester Archaeological Services

The other possibility is that the couple was refused burial in the main church because they were criminals, foreigners or sick and diseased, the archaeological services site noted.

(H/T: KGO-TV)

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