Location of Llanllyr nunnery discovered in Wales

Sometime in the late 12th century, Rhys ap Gruffudd founded a daughter house to the convent of Strata Florida in the Aeron Valley of wales. Researchers have known about the Llanllyr nunnery, but never its precise location - until now when excavations in Ceredigion have revealed the convent as well as a cemetery and Tudor mansion.

Experts hope to learn more about life in a medieval nunnery from the discovery, including agricultural and commercial ventures by the nuns, who would have come from high-status families. The convent is believed to have survived until the early 16th century.