Discovered castle treasure hopes to fill in history gap
Archaeologists who unearthed artefacts dating back to the 16th century say the discovery will help to understand Cardiff’s history.
The historic items including a tobacco pipe and sword sheath were found during the excavation of the Mill leat moat around Cardiff Castle.
“The Mill Leat has been a watercourse since at least the medieval period, and is thought to have powered a watermill located close to the west gate of the castle, however remarkably little is known about the history of this part of Cardiff in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
To find such a quantity of artefacts is remarkable, particularly given the range of materials recovered, and will shed significant light on life in Cardiff in the early modern period.”
– Dr Amelia Pannett of Archaeology Wales