Skeleton found under school playground could have belonged to a 16th-century pirate | Home News | News | The Independent

A reconstructed image of what the man could have looked like (left) and a digital image of the skull

A human skeleton found under the playground of an Edinburgh school could have once belonged to a 16th-century pirate, archaeologists have said.

The skeleton was found by council workmen at Victoria Primary School in the Newhaven area of Edinburgh, and later carbon dated by experts to the 16th or 17th century.

The school is near Newhaven Harbour, the closest port to Scotland’s capital, which was once the site of a gibbet in which the bodies of executed…

Source: Skeleton found under school playground could have belonged to a 16th-century pirate | Home News | News | The Independent

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