Shoppers at a new lid store in Dublin will get a unique insight into the city’s medieval past.
The ruins of an eleventh-century house can be clearly seen below a glass section of the store floor on downtown Angier Street.
The sinking site was discovered during excavations of a site near Dublin Castle.
“This is a unique structure in Dublin,” said Paul Duffy of IAC Archeology.
“I’m sure it has worked in many ways. An extra space for a home or family. It’s an internal structure, so you have to imagine that there would be hibernation-Norse Dubliner fringes here. The ancestors of the Vikings,” he added.
A similar glass panel near the store’s check outs displays a ‘pit trap’ related to the stage work of the former Ongier Street Theater in the 18th century.
“This is the tool you used when you wanted an actor to come up and down and appear like magic on stage.
“So we’re happy that such a meaningful part of the theater has been discovered and recognized and now presented to the public. I think it’s amazing to see Lid perform it in front of their tills,” said consultant archaeologist Lincy Simpson. Project.
Information panels and works of art interpreting the remains will be on display throughout the new store.
“Lid has tens of thousands of stores around the world, but it’s very unique and it makes the archeology available to the public,” said Vincent Cronoli of Lid Ireland.
The foundation of St. Peter’s Medieval Parish Church, which served the Dublin parishioners from c. 1050 to c. 1650, is also preserved under the new building ‘s working areas.
The project is expected to set a new standard for archaeological heritage treatment in the city. There has been a very cooperative approach from all sides.
“I think we need to challenge the Celtic Tiger’s approach of setting up a hoarding, digging a site, and then making a development,” said Dublin City archaeologist Dr. Ruth Johnson said.
Reflecting on the unique glass display for the 11th century house, Paul Duffy said: “I’m waiting for Dubliners to come up with a name for this thing that will have a Dublin nickname like ‘Stiletto in the Ghetto’, but it will be part of the story of city life and Dublin.
Liddell says the $ 3 million store, which opens tomorrow, will employ 24 people.
The rest of the development involves student accommodation.