Scottish royal murder scene excavated

For the first time in centuries, the 16th century site in Edinburgh, Scotland where Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, was killed, is being excavated. Darnley was the second husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.

The murder site is buried beneath buildings at Old College, Edinburgh University, but now the quadrangle of the college is undergoing renovation, giving archaeologists a rare chance to investigate. While investigators would ultimately love to find the body of Darnley, or even evidence pertaining to the murder, they don't hold much hope. They do, however expect to find buildings dating from the time period.