Excavation at French hotel reveals a medieval castle with a moat, coins and jewelry

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HoustonHenry

Shouldn't that have been checked before construction?

Noodle07

I hate it when I misplace my castle

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An excavation project in northwestern France has uncovered the ruins of a medieval castle with its moat still intact as well as jewelry and other artifacts, officials said.

But the extent and impressiveness of the ruins they actually found during excavation work that took place between February and April 2023 was unexpected, said Inrap, France's national institute for archeological research, in an announcement Tuesday.

After piercing through a thick embankment in the courtyard of a former private mansion now known as Château Lagorce, excavators discovered two stories of the ancient, fortress-like castle were relatively well-preserved.

Remains of the castle's functional elements were unveiled, too, including a set of latrines and drainage pipes on either end of the property that seemed to have been used for some of the upper floors.

That mill was kept in a room inside a portion of the building that archaeologists called a "square tower," which stood at one end of the structure along the moat that encircled the entire thing.

That wheel was powered by water flowing through a canal that passed under the castle building, which was then released out into the moat through a grated opening in the mill room.

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Talaraine

No mention of what's going to happen to it... shame.

aeronmelon

The Moat Room is going to cost you extra.

Akasazh

Somehow the link directs me to a video on catacombs in Napels, instead of the CBS article.