Louise de Quengo : the grave of a lady from 17th century
by Eliott Maintigneux
From 2011 to 2013, a team from the Inrap Research Center has undertaken a preventive archeological search at the Jacobins monastery in Rennes. Between the 15th and 18th centuries, the Jacobins monastery – a Dominican establishment constructed in 1369 – became an important site of pilgrimage and burial. Around 800 graves were revealed by the archeologists. Of the five lead coffins that were found amongst them, one contained human remains in an exceptional state of preservation. Its study, lead by an interdisciplinary team, revealed a rare testimony of elite funeral practices of the 17th century.
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