Sunday, July 26, 2020
Archaelogical dig starts at Exeter Cathedral
An archaeological dig which has just started at Exeter Cathedral could uncover artefacts as far back as the Romans.
The first stone has been lifted in a six-week investigative dig where a new cloister gallery will ultimately be built.
Archaeologists want to find out what is below the paving slabs and grass which covers the area just outside the cathedral's chapter house, which has never been examined before.
The dig is expected to provide crucial information about the layout of the medieval cloister - which was torn down in 1657 - and the state of its foundations which, if still serviceable, will be reused for the new building.
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