Sussex Warrior Burial Unearthed


“Mysterious bones found under a school could belong to a medieval warrior who died in battle. Archaeologists believe the skeleton could belong to a soldier who fell during the Battle of Lewes in 1264.

Now the ancient remains have been sent to experts at the University of York who will attempt to solve the puzzle. The skeleton, known as 180, was one of 123 sets of remains found in a medieval cemetery when Western Road School was demolished.


The site was once the home of the Hospital of St Nicholas, which was run in medieval times by monks from Lewes Priory. Most of the skeletons show signs of leprosy and other medieval diseases, but Skeleton 180 is different.”

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