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Some 4,000-year-old shards of pottery found near the poorly preserved remains led archaeologists to believe the remains were from the Bronze Age.
But recent radiocarbon dating by experts at AOC Archaeology indicates the skeleton was from the 16th or 17th centuries.
“Thanks to carbon dating techniques, archaeologists now know that the skeleton was likely to have been a murder victim — and quite possibly a pirate,” Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture Convener for the City of Edinburgh Council, said.
Pirates: A Long, Scurvy History
A a gallows-type structure called a gibbet, commonly used to execute witches and pirates, stood on the edge of Newhaven dockyards 600 years ago.
Archaeologists believe the man, who was likely in his 50s, was hung on that device for piracy or other crimes and displayed in plain sight of ships to deter fellow pirates.
He was then buried in a shallow, unmarked grave.
originally posted by: dollukka
a reply to: ketsuko
O´Brian duplicate looks so much alike.. But Michael Jackson shouldn´t be there with his" duplicate" after all his plastic surgeries.. in future we get a lot of Kardashian lookalikes, these duplicates are not natural..
back to Bush.. There is a lot similar around the eyes, nose is different and pirate had stronger jaw line.