Archaeologists Are Excavating Princess Diana’s Childhood Home

Althorp has served as the seat of the Spencer family since the early 16th century

Photograph of the front of Althorp
The late princess of Wales lived at Althorp during her teenage years. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Editor’s Note, October 27, 2021: This article drew on reporting by the Telegraph about evidence of Neanderthal settlements at the British estate of Althorp that has since been retracted. According to archaeologists currently conducting excavations at the estate, “There is no evidence whatsoever of Neanderthals at the site and the artifacts pictured are all completely natural fossils.” To prevent the dissemination of potentially inaccurate information, we have removed the text of the story and updated the headline.

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