Archaeologists hunt for long-lost tomb of Scottish king
The tomb of a medieval king whose murder changed the course of Scottish
history in a real-life “Game of Thrones” could be unearthed in a new
hi-tech project launched Saturday.
Archaeologists and virtual
artists want to digitally recreate the court of King James I of Scotland
in Perth, around 40 miles (64 kilometres) from Edinburgh, and try to
buried beneath the modern-day city.
They are also looking for the remains of his queen, Joan Beaufort, and
of Margaret Tudor, sister of Henry VIII of England and wife of James IV
of Scotland, who was also buried there a century later.
VIII的姐姐、苏格兰James IV的婆姨Margaret Tudor的遗迹。
The team has been inspired by the discovery of King Richard III of
England beneath a car park in Leicester.
“It’s like ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Outlander’ all rolled into one—except
this story is real,” said Paul Wilson, who is leading the digital
visualisation project at Glasgow School of Art (GSA).
School of Art(GSA)的数字可视化的Paul Wilson说。
James I was assassinated on February 21, 1437, by supporters of a rival
claimant to the throne, an act which historians say brought an end to
his ambition to make Perth the capital of Scotland.
“That day changed Scotland forever,” Wilson said.
The king’s mausoleum lay at the heart of a Carthusian priory called the
Charterhouse, which was modelled on the Grande Chartreuse in the French
The team is planning archaeological digs over the next two years to map
out the Charterhouse boundaries and recover artefacts, which will then
be used to create a virtual reality tour.