A Grocery Store In Dublin Installs Glass Floor So The Eleventh Century House Can Be Seen Below

There is medieval Viking history on display in a store. This is happening in Dublin, Ireland, in a Lidl store that had a glass floor installed for that purpose.

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It was during the construction of the grocery store that a medieval home that existed in the 11th Century was discovered. It is 100 years old.

They decided not to build on top of the site or cover the ruins. As Paul Duffy explained to NPR, the site will trigger pleasant imaginations of families that dwelt in those ancient ruins when they were homes. That families lived, laughed, told jokes, and cried in those structures. Linzi Simpson, an archeologist who was consulted during the project, said that she is glad the site was recognized and displayed to the public.

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At the same location is a “pit trap” from the 18th Century.

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This piece of history shows that those people experienced catastrophic plagues and violent events. By the rebuilding of those structures at least twice brings out fortitude and resilience, something that resides in all of us.

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People are enthusiastic about it. The idea is brilliant and will have shoppers doing more than just shopping. This will be a good learning experience in ancient history.

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