These remains of a man and a woman were found at the Chapel of St Morrell, a 14th-century pilgrimage site in Hallaton, by archeologists from the University of Leicester.
“The main thing is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. Was it a special place?”
The pair are believed to be of a similar age.
to the Leicester Mercury
, the couple aren’t the only discovery the team of volunteers digging the site have made. Tiles from a Roman building have been found underneath the chapel.
“It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years.”
There is a gap in the archeologists’ knowledge of what happened between the Roman and medieval periods.
“We are missing about 500 years. We don’t know what happened here during that time.”
Passion, lies and betrayal clash in the wake of a threatened ancient truth