Medieval 'false leg' strap found at Gloucester Cathedral
A strap for a medieval false leg has been uncovered by archaeologists digging at Gloucester Cathedral.
Metal pieces from a prosthesis band were found with a skeleton in the old lay cemetery.
Experts say traces of bone and possibly wood, found with the band, suggest it supported a prosthetic leg.
Helen Jeffrey from the cathedral said: “We are astonished they found it, it was clogged in mud and looked like little pieces of stones.”
The excavation is part of the ongoing Project Pilgrim scheme to redevelop parts of the cathedral. Read more.