Historic archaeological finds in surprising places

Anglo-Saxon burial site found under roadside verge like 'Tutankhamun's tomb'

A royal burial site discovered beneath a roadside verge in Essex has been hailed as the UK's 'equivalent of Tutankhamun's tomb'.

The find was made during widening work on a section of road between a pub and an Aldi supermarket in Prittlewell, Southend-on-Sea, in 2003.

Artefacts have been analysed by a team of experts who suggest the body found at the site may be that of Seaxa, brother of Anglo-Saxon King Saebert, who was buried approximately 1,500 years ago.

But it's not the first remarkable find in an unassuming spot. Take a look at the video above for more amazing archaeological finds that have showed up in some less-than-glam locations.

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