Odds and quads

IE University in Segovia occupies the site of the first Dominican convent on Spanish soil, Santa Cruz la Real.

January 3, 2013

Room 142, which is now used for teaching and lectures, served as a burial chapel in the 15th century.

The tomb shown here (top centre) was found to contain the remains of one adult and two children.

On its arch, crowned with a coat of arms incorporating a castle, the symbol of Castile (main image, left), there is a charcoal drawing of a medieval knight.

Another tomb, which is now hidden as it is located on the floor and covered by a carpet, holds the remains of a Spanish prelate.

Send suggestions for this series on the treasures, oddities and curiosities owned by universities across the world to matthew.reisz@tsleducation.com.

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