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Scientists Solve Mystery of Iron Strap and Buckle Unearthed in Medieval Cemetery

Monday, March 13, 2017 7:01
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A buckle and part of a strap were found with the metal pieces. Credit: Border Archaeology

Archaeologists digging at Gloucester Cathedral, UK, have unearthed a strap for a medieval “false leg.” The metal pieces from the prosthesis band were discovered with a skeleton in the old lay cemetery of the church. The excavation is part of the ongoing Project Pilgrim scheme to redevelop parts of the cathedral.

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