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Feb
27

HISTORY UNCOVERED DURING ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIG

A number of interesting historical artefacts have been unearthed as part of the archaeological dig currently taking place on-site. Among the objects found were a plate featuring a bare-chested woman and a cannon ball.

The dig also unearthed a complete 15th century mercury jar, which experts believe was possibly used for treating syphilis and leprosy. The origins of the plate are currently unknown with some experts suggesting it could be from Pisa or Amsterdam.

The items, including the 14th century stone ball, were found in a ditch which was dug outside the town walls after a raid by the French in 1338. Archaeologists are expected to remain at the site until mid April.

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