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Medieval Death: Exploring Cadaver Tombs
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Episode 2 • 1m 13s
Follow Dr Christina Welch as she explores a unique form of medieval funerary monument, the Cadaver or Transi Tomb. These are stone or sometimes wooden figures in churches and cathedrals carved between four and five hundred years ago that typically show an extraordinary thin person, dead, or nearing death, laying prone on a burial shroud that is draped in such a way to ensure their modesty is retained. For the first time on film, people will be able to view these monuments in breath-taking detail and learn about their fascinating history, why they were created and why they fell out of use.