Spotlight on Seals

10:00 | Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral

 

The Cathedral Archives houses hundreds of medieval sealed documents, but what do we really know about them? Why and how were the documents sealed? What do we know about the people behind the documents?

“Imprint” (on Twitter @Imprint_Project) is a collaborative project which brings new forensic technologies to old documents. Using equipment more often found in crime scenes than archives, the project team have investigated the finger and hand prints embedded into sealing wax by medieval people.

Members of the “Imprint” project team will be on hand 10.00-11.30 and 12.30-14.00. Normal admission charges apply.

The event ends at 15.30.