Medieval Friary Reveals 14th Century Underpants

The excavations at the Augustinian Friary in Hull, England have revealed a treasure hoard of medieval artifacts. The well-preserved artifacts discovered at the excavations of an Augustinian friary in northeast England have added a wealth of study material for researchers. The objects found included high fashion clothing of the 14th and 15th centuries and even England's earliest underpants!

The most extensive excavation of a religious house in England, the dig has been active since the 1990's and continues to reveal fabulous finds, especially in the graveyard where much of the clothing was discovered. This large friary is believed to have served much of the area, including the wealthy, who succumbed to the same ailments as the poorer citizens.

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