Works on the Luas tracks have been halted outside Trinity College after the discovery of unidentified remains yesterday afternoon.

Luas works have come to a halt outside Trinity College after workers discovered remains while digging outside the famous Dublin landmark. According to The Irish Times, work stopped yesterday in the early afternoon as the remains were found in a trench around 1.5 metres deep, and Gardaí were called to the scene to help and determine whether or not the skeletal remains were human.

Initially it was believed that they could also have been of animal origin, but Gráinne Mackin, communications director dfor told The Times that they were likely historic, judging by their appearance, and that "we could be talking medieval times".

The delays to the works, which will eventually connect the Red and Green lines of the Luas through the city centre, could take a number of days as the remains will need to be treated sensitively, but there has been no word on how long it may take.

Via The Irish Times. Main pic via Wikipedia.