Sunday 6 February 2000
Highlights: York Cathedral Foundations and Treasury
We headed back to the Cathedral today, this time to visit the Foundations and the Treasury. The Foundations were excavated in 1967 when the Tower looked like it would collapse. While strengthening the tower they uncovered Roman and Norman ruins. The Roman section included a well that still had water. Many artefacts were recovered and are on display, mostly pots and plates.
The Treasury has displays of religious objects, mostly donated to the church for use in the distance past, but the objects are no longer suitable for religious events.
We spent the rest of the day exploring the shops, especially the computer and books stores. Books are extremely cheap here, it must be to encourage reading. Jon has been loading down his backpack with many classics.
We finished the day with a pint and a beef and Yorkshire pudding dinner which was excellent.