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A 1,400-year-old iron folding chair found at a medieval burial site in Germany.

Early Medieval Woman Buried With A Rare Object: A Metal Folding Chair

Coins, weapons, jewelry and other valuables are often found in the tombs of ancient celebrities, but archaeologists have recently discovered a truly rare funerary item: a metal folding chair. Made of an iron frame, this medieval chair measures approximately 28 x 18 inches (70 x 45 cm) when folded, and is made by a group …

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DNA analysis solves mystery of corpse found in medieval well

DNA analysis solves mystery of corpse found in medieval well

The identities of the remains of six adults and 11 children and why they ended up in a medieval well have puzzled archaeologists. Unlike other mass burials where the skeletons are evenly arranged, the placement and mixing of the corpses are odd—most likely because their heads were thrown away shortly after their death. To learn …

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