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Flaxman's monument to George Steevens (c 1800) was removed from St Matthias, Poplar in 1979 for exhibition at the Royal Academy; this time it did not go back into the church but was hawked around looking for a home. February 2006 Archaeologists discover St Chad's Burial Place and Shrine in excavations at Lichfield Cathedral.
For further information and a photograph of the Lichfield Angel, click here, here or here.The pride of the collection is the country's earliest surviving Christian memorial, the Latinus Stone, carved some time around AD 450 to mark the grave of a man called Latinus and his unnamed four year old daughter.December 2005: The original site of the grave of King Edward the Confessor in Westminster Abbey has been found.For more information ,visit the official Abbey's site by clicking here.
Three adjoining fragments of a panel - one the 'Lichfield Angel' - have been found which are thought to be part of a shrine which contained the bones of St Chad.The fragments are of painted limestone and in an excellent state of preservation.