Archeologists In Leicester Have Found A Couple Who’ve Been Holding Hands For 700 Years

“All that will survive of us is love.”

1. 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.

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

2. The university’s Vicki Score told MailOnline: “We’ve seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple have been buried together.”

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

“The main thing is why were they buried up there? There is a perfectly good church in Hallaton. Was it a special place?”

3. The pair are believed to be of a similar age.

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

According 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.

4. Score told the paper: “It shows this ground has been used as a special sort of place by people for at least 2,000 years.”

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

5. However, she also said there’s a gap in the archeologists’ knowledge of what happened between the Roman and medieval periods.

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

She told the Mercury: “We are missing about 500 years. We don’t know what happened here during that time.”

6. Right, now let’s all read the most beautiful poem Philip Larkin ever wrote.

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