Tucu Posted November 29, 2021 Share Posted November 29, 2021 2 hours ago, Black Crow said: Yes, I think we've pretty well agreed over the years that we're dealing with a cave system below Winterfell rather than a series of constructed basements and sub-basements - with the caveat that in my experience crypts are usually airspaces in the foundations of large structures. In other words the crypts that we see in the books are a part of the Winterfell castle foundations, which are in turn built on top of a an ancient cave system - separate but connected. As described the crypts [as distinct from the caves] seem to take the form of a long [spiral?] corridor, lines by individual burial chambers - clearly not 8,000 years worth, but as to those Starks below are they actually buried, or just gone below? Bran makes it sound like a long cavern with pillars (connected to additional vaults): Quote The vault was cavernous, longer than Winterfell itself, and Jon had told him once that there were other levels underneath, vaults even deeper and darker where the older kings were buried Quote He strode briskly down the vault, past the procession of stone pillars and the endless carved figures. A tongue of flame trailed back from the upraised torch as he went. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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