Tuesday 30 March 2010

St Gallen sarcophagus dates back 1300 years

The sarcophagus found in the courtyard of St. Gallen’s famed monestery dates back to the 7th century.

The cantonal archaeologist is calling the find “sensational.”

He says the man would have been a contemporary of Gallus, the founder of the city of St. Gallen.

The 2.6 ton sarcophagus is now on display in the city’s historical Museum.

It was found last year when workmen were digging around to work on the monastery’s plumbing.

World Radio Switzerland

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