Archaeologists Dig Up Ancient Murder Mystery in Ireland

Replica of a Crannog © Phil Hollman

An “irregular” burial in Fermanagh, Ireland has archaeologists speculating that a young woman was murdered sometime in the 15th or 16th century. The remains of a 19 or 20 year old woman with bad teeth and a damaged skull were discovered during the excavation of a crannog, or artificial island that dates back to the 7th century.

The body was not buried in a conventional way for the period, which typically involves burying the body on an east-west orientation. The victim was buried haphazardly, leading scientists to believe she likely died a sudden, violent death.

Find out more about this in The Irish Times

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