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Shakespeare's 'kitchen' found during archaeological dig

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

London, December 4: Archaeologists from Britain’s Staffordshire University have unearthed the site of English poet and playwright William Shakespeare’s ‘kitchen’ at New Place, which was the bard’s family home in Stratford-upon-Avon at the height of his career for almost two decades. The team uncovered a fire hearth and a cold storage pit, as well as evidence of the brew house where beer was made. Fragments of plates, cups and other cookware were also found, according to a university statement. “These findings are really exciting. We knew that this area of the site was going to be important but we hadn’t been able to explore it until this year because a tree prevented us excavating,” said Kevin Colls, archaeological project mager for the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University. The findings are significant given archaeologists hadn’t found that much on the site dating back to Shakespeare’s era. “The kitchen features including the oven and the fridge are very significant. This is the area of the house that Shakespeare actually lived in and tells us more about him and his lifestyle.” Kevin said. (IANS)

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