Secret Bone-Filled Room in a Castle Opened After 500 Years

Secret Bone-Filled Room in a Castle Opened After 500 Years

Secret Bone-Filled Room in a Castle Opened After 500 Years
Photo: The Mirror UK

During the restoration of the Mingary Castle in Scotland, historians discovered a chamber containing fragments of bones.

Built during the 13th century, ithad naval and military significance due to its impressive vantage point. Further, the fortress is located on the top of a cliff, with windows gazing out to the sea.

During the restoration of the site, historians found a bizarre room that is closed for more than 500 years.

They saw bones in the tiny chamber, measuring just 6 feet across and 6 feet high.

Secret Bone-Filled Room in a Castle Opened After 500 Years
Photo: The Mirror UK

Currently, the historians have no idea what the room was for. They only just found bones inside.

In an interview, local historian John Haylett said the walls were filled in to protect against the newly invented weapon of the era – the cannon.

He said the walls of the castle were not that strong to handle the power cannon fires at the castle due to its lancet windows. They had no other choice to strengthen the walls by filling them in.

The walls of the castle are about nine feet thick.

Donald Houston of the Ardnamurchan Estate now owns the castle. He asked the archaeologists to restore the structure to its former glory at a cost of £2million.

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