Crusader skull stolen from Dublin church recovered

Last week we posted about an 800 year old Crusader body that was beheaded and the head stolen from an Irish church. Now we have some good news, the head has been recovered! ~The Archivist

Crusader Skull
Photo: Garda Síochána

The skull of an 800-year-old skeleton known as the Crusader, which was stolen from the crypt of an Irish church, has been found.

Vandals decapitated the skeleton, which was interred beneath St Michan’s Church in Dublin, during a break-in last week.

On Tuesday, gardaí (Irish police) said they had recovered the skull along with another stolen from the crypt.

The crypt is a popular tourist attraction but tours were cancelled after the break-in.

A Garda Síochána (Irish police force) spokesman told BBC News NI that the stolen skulls were recovered in Dublin but he would not give more details about the circumstances of the find.

He merely said the items “were recovered as a result of information that came into the possession of the investigating gardaí”.

Read the full story on BBC News

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