Saturday, February 20, 2010

Grave of Charlemagne Possibly Found

From the De Limburger/Limburgs Dagblad


Archaeologists in Aachen are excited. This is because the [lost]grave of Emperor Charlemagne, after centuries of confusion, seems tohave been found.The sarcophagus containing the remains of Charlemagne was excavated inthe twelfth century and placed in the Aachen Cathedral to venerate.The exact spot where Charlemagne was buried has been unknowncenturies.In the beginning of the last century, researchers discovered a grave,but went no further. This same grave - into the vestibule of thecathedral - has again attracted attention. The sizes are are exactlythe same as the sarcophagus. A study will include the mortar used toprovide definitive proof. The results of the investigation areexpected to be in by mid-July.

Translation by Patrick Hall
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