|This grave of a Medieval knight was recently uncovered in a parking lot, turned building site, in Edinburgh, Scotland. (HANDOUT PHOTO/QMI AGENCY)
The remains of a medieval knight were located under a former parking lot and current building site in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Archeologists uncovered a sandstone slab decorated with the markings of nobility, the Calvary Cross and an ornate sword, the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation said in a press release. The markings indicate the remains belong to a "high-status individual" such as a knight or nobleman, the centre says.
When the area was fully excavated, an adult skeleton was also located. The skeleton will be analyzed to learn more about the deceased and how he died.
"This find has the potential to be one of the most significant and exciting archeological discoveries in the city for many years, providing us with yet more clues as to what life was like in medieval Edinburgh," Coun. Richard Lewis, the City of Edinburgh's cultural convener, said in the release.
In February, scientists announced the remains of King Richard III were found in a parking lot in England.