Medieval Irish mill site yields surprising finds

Remnants of a medieval mill, including well preserved timber beams, pottery, and shoes, have been found  beneath Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin. The site was discovered during a routine pre-constuction survey, and they did not expect to find much of interest.

The site may date to the 1300s, but archaeologists will know more as the dig continues. The quality of the finds is due to the boggy environment. The building, which had a clay floor, was probably used to mill grain.