Medieval Monastery Uncovered in Bern, Switzerland

Swissinfo: Imogen Foulkes of Swissinfo reports that construction workers in Bern have uncovered the remains of a medieval monastery. A construction project to extend a parking lot has led to the discovery of the remains of a medieval monastery and a 16th century townhouse. Much of medieval Bern was destroyed during the construction boom of the early 20th century and it is only since World War II that it's early past has become of interest. So far, archaeologists have located the monastery cemetery and removed some of the remains. The cellar of the manor house has also been uncovered.

Sadly, very little of the dig in the Casinoplatz area will be preserved. Even though scientists are eager to study monastery life in the city, no plans have been made to excavate further.