Skeletal remains have been found underneath a primary school in Edinburgh, and they may lead to a pirate execution site.
Experts believe remains found by council workers at Victoria Primary last year could be linked to a man hanged for piracy in the 16th or 17th Century, The Guardian reports.
Experts at AOC Archaeology carbon-dated the bones and forensic artist Hayley Fisher created a facial reconstruction of the man, who was thought to be in his 50s.
It is believed the man could have been executed for piracy or other crimes, and then buried in an unmarked grave.
Archaeologists suggest the man was killed before being displayed to other pirates, according to The Guardian.
The school is the city's oldest working primary, located near Newhaven harbour, where a gibbet stood in the dockyards 600 years ago.
Schoolteacher Laura Thompson said the archaeologists will hold a lesson with some of the children about the skeleton.
"The pupils think it's fantastic that a skeleton was found deep underneath their playground," she told The Guardian.