Bringing Up the Dead – How Something (or someone) Lost Can Be Found Again

In our Medieval classes, we mentioned the story that Attila the Hun was buried in a three coffins made of gold, silver and iron, and then buried below a river.  One student asked if there is a chance of ever finding this coffin, which, if the story is true, should be somewhere in Hungary (or, just the gold!).

Even without such an elaborate burial, there is always a chance for discovery.  King Richard III, who died in 1485, was recently found in a parking lot!   We’ll learn more about Richard in our upcoming late spring Renaissance class, but you can read about the discovery here!

Richard III

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