LONDON, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Two skeletons were found holding hands after being excavated from a lost chapel in the small English village of Hallaton.
They were found in a grave together with their hands intertwined by a team of archaeologists from the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS). The lead on the project, Vicki Score, told CNN the two were placed in the position as the grave was large enough for the two to be separated.
"We have seen similar skeletons before from Leicester where a couple has been buried together in a single grave. The main question we find ourselves asking is why were they buried up there?" said Score.
In addition to the couple, 11 skeletons have been discovered. Some of the findings include a 46-year-old man who was struck on the head with a pole or an axe, and a man in his mid-20s who showed signs of physical trauma during the first nine years of his life.