Archaeologists hunt for the lost graves of Joan Beaufort and Margaret Tudor




Archaeologists are on the hunt for the lost graves of Joan Beaufort and Margaret Tudor, and King James I of Scots, who was assassinated on 21 February 1437. Archaeologists and virtual reality artists want to digitally recreate his court in Perth and in the process will search for the lost graves.

“It’s like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ all rolled into one—except this story is real,” said Paul Wilson, who is leading the digital visualisation project. “That day changed Scotland forever.”
By Kim Traynor, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
King James was buried in a Carthusian priory called the Charterhouse, which has completely disappeared but is still marked by a monument. Joan Beaufort and Margaret Tudor, both Queen of Scots, were also buried there. Archaeologic digs are planned over a two-year period to map out its boundaries and to recover artefacts.

 






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