Archaeologists to Excavate Remains of Shakespeare’s House

In still another brief follow-up to a previous post on the immortal playright and poet William Shakespeare (1564-1616), here’s a story about an archaeological dig which will begin later this month on the site of Shakespeare’s Stratford-upon-Avon home.

Archaeologists will be excavating three locations on what were once the grounds of the home, called “New Place.”  A special walkway and platform will be installed so that visitors can watch the dig while it’s in progress.

Dr. Diana Owen, Director of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, is hoping for some exciting finds.  “Who knows,” she says, “we might find one of Shakespeare’s shoes, some of his discarded correspondence or even some of his personal effects — only time will tell!”

If you want to learn more, Greensboro Public Library of course has plenty of resources on Shakespeare.


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