Archaeologists find what they think are remains of Franciscan friars

Skeletons uncovered at Marischal College

By Stacey Horne

Published: 08/04/2009

Archaeologists have uncovered seven skeletons and five additional human skulls in the grounds of historic Marischal College in Aberdeen.

The skeletons, all men, are thought to be Franciscan friars.

The excavations are being carried out by Aberdeen City Council archaeologists in advance of the creation of the council’s new £80.4million headquarters.

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