A dig by archaeologists in a cathedral kitchen has served up plenty of food for thought.
The investigation by Archaeological Services Durham University has been taking place in what was the Great Kitchen of Durham Cathedral. Working with the cathedral’s archaeologist Norman Emery, they have taken the unique opportunity to carry out excavations in advance of developments linked to the cathedral’s Open Treasure project.
The former kitchen, which was later used as the cathedral bookshop, has been cleared prior to work to converting it into a new exhibition space.
And the dig has revealed what was on the menu over the centuries at the cathedral. Read more.