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Ancient Medieval Castle Found Beneath Closed Prison Basketball Court

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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 03:42 PM
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An Ancient castle has apparently been unearthed from beneath a prison exercise yard in Gloucester England... Said ancient ruins were demolished approx. 200 years ago, and the ruins haven't been remembered or seen since.

The ruins date back to the 12th century, and was possibly the home of one "William the Conqueror" and many others such as All the Williams, Henrys, Edwards, Richards I II and III who lived at the castle at various points, as did King John.



Tragic how in times past people just knocked down ancient structures with no regards to the history it may hold...



IF anyone lives near this place... you might want to drop in and take a look around if you can...

I love this kind of stuff.... wish they'd find something around where I live

I can't wait to see what they dig up at this site


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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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Most of England is like this though, we have about 800,000 years of Hominid History
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

I wonder why they were digging in the prison yard in the first place?



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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Source?

Love the little steps, I wonder what all that was?



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: Akragon

So Canadians dont knock down old buildings to make room for new ones? besides they proberbly knocked down a roman palace
to make room for the medieval one, and the romans proberbly took down a few clay huts to make room for their project.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:30 PM
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a reply to: new_here

Well its been closed for a few years...

They were probably digging to lay the foundation of whatever they were planning on building after they rip the place down.... so much for that idea though

Im guessing this dig will take a while considering the history involved




posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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Sad how many places just get buried and forgotten. These type of stories pop up from time to time and it boggles the mind that so much of the world we still know so little about.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:31 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
Source?

Love the little steps, I wonder what all that was?


BBC baby! Yeah!!

www.bbc.com...




posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger

The small steps are obviously where the castle owner kept his collection of bobble heads displayed



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:33 PM
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a reply to: Curious69


So Canadians dont knock down old buildings to make room for new ones?


Sure we do...

but we only ignore the history behind said unearthed structures when there is a need for a new beer store




posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:34 PM
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a reply to: new_here

They proberbly need room for a parking lot.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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originally posted by: Akragon


An Ancient castle has apparently been unearthed from beneath a prison exercise yard in Gloucester England... Said ancient ruins were demolished approx. 200 years ago, and the ruins haven't been remembered or seen since.

The ruins date back to the 12th century, and was possibly the home of one "William the Conqueror" and many others such as All the Williams, Henrys, Edwards, Richards I II and III who lived at the castle at various points, as did King John.



Tragic how in times past people just knocked down ancient structures with no regards to the history it may hold...



IF anyone lives near this place... you might want to drop in and take a look around if you can...

I love this kind of stuff.... wish they'd find something around where I live

I can't wait to see what they dig up at this site



Very interesting... I myself love things like this as well... There's not much history like that to find here in America and Canada since we're too "new" so to speak. They have thousands of years of crap they can dig up over there... Us? Pssh, we've got what, about 480 (give or take) years of history?



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:36 PM
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RIP Mick Aston

3 days and we would know everything!! LOL



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 04:38 PM
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There is so much history around the country, with stuff being found all the time.
Just at the edge of my town there is a Roman Villa site discovered years ago on a road construction project. They actually found what was essentially a swimming pool before they found the villa further up the hill. Knew how to live did those Romans!
Further excavations a few years ago, using modern methods and ground penetrating radar showed the villa was built over much earlier signs of habitation, dating back, it is thought, to the bronze age or older.

Also, just up the hill from me, at the edge of a busy roundabout, is an ancient monument that is fenced off and mostly overlooked as people pass by each day. It's apparently an ancient burial mound.

I find it fascinating having so much history around me and love looking at old photos of the town and area, and finding out about much more ancient inhabitants.

St. Albans is also just 6 miles up the road, with it's vast array of Roman sites and archaeological finds.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 05:03 PM
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a reply to: Britguy

Username checks out.

You should know!

My mind was blown once while looking at Hadrians wall, it cuts through modern suburbs where amongst houses theres' a temple to Venus right next door on a plot the same size as the other houses. Like a little park now?

Saturated with history is an understatement!



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 05:34 PM
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originally posted by: Butterfinger
Saturated with history is an understatement!


Whenever I have a friend come to stay, we usually break into the grounds of Downton Abbey (Highclere castle) for a laugh as England has no prosecutable trespass laws. Then we take them to Avebury or Stonehenge at night to mess with security, or Silbury hill, dragon hill, Uffinton castle and the white horse or Weylands Smithy, or West Kennet long barrow. Sometimes if they're really good friends, we might take them somewhere that you have to pay to get in...
All these places are less than half an hours drive from my front door.

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posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: Curious69
a reply to: Akragon

So Canadians dont knock down old buildings to make room for new ones? besides they proberbly knocked down a roman palace
to make room for the medieval one, and the romans proberbly took down a few clay huts to make room for their project.


There are maps of London from back in the 1570's. London wasn't anything more than a small town built over where the Roman fort was originally based:

www.archdaily.com...

This is a map that someone from that would have kept in their pocket. The Tower of London was actually located on the edge of the city. Used to be high-rise apartments on Old London Bridge as well:

londonparticulars.files.wordpress.com...

But those were demolished for health and safety reasons way back then



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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originally posted by: stormcell

This is a map that someone from that would have kept in their pocket.


Its an engraving from the book Civitates orbis terrarium, first published in 1572 by Braun and Hogenberg
It contained 546 prospects, bird-eye views and map views of cities from all over the world
It wouldn't fit in your back pocket



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: LSU0408
They have thousands of years of crap they can dig up over there... Us? Pssh, we've got what, about 480 (give or take) years of history?


You have thousands of years of history, and some of the richest palaeontological sites as well.
Pre-Columbian America is fascinating.



posted on Dec, 8 2015 @ 11:19 PM
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I'm nitpicking, Akragon, but only in order to instruct.

'Ancient' and 'mediaeval' mean two different things. When we speak of the ancient world, we speak of the period before Western Europe began writing its own history. It's a long period, beginning with the first traces of civilization in Mesopotamia and Egypt, and ending (for convenience) with the departure of the Roman legions from England in the third century AD.

The mediaeval period runs from then until the Renaissance — that is, if you include the centuries of unremitting savagery sometimes known as the Dark Ages. The usual date given for the end of the mediaeval era is 1491, the year of the discovery of the New World by Columbus. Modern history is conventionally held to date from this event.

The experts, like Marduk, will probably be able to correct any terminological errors I have made.



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