First came the dramatic discovery of the long-lost remains of King Richard III.
Now, there’s the mystery of the coffin within the coffin.
Archaeologists working at the site in central England where Richard III’s body was found underneath a parking lot are currently puzzling over a sealed lead coffin containing the remains of a yet-to-be-identified person.
The lead coffin was found encased in a larger stone coffin.
The smaller coffin is intact “except for a hole at one end of the casket through which we could tantalizingly see someone’s feet,” said Mathew Morris, the fieldwork director at the site.
So … this whole thing seems unbelievably creepy to me.
Caitlin Fitz Gerald helps to explain why I’m so creeped out and why you should be too, using art:
So, I know the researcher is using words like “tantalizingly” to describe peeking into the lead coffin within the stone coffin.
But, seriously, don’t open the lead coffin.