Lavish jewellery found in 1,500-Year-Old Anglo-Saxon graves

The University of Sheffield is shedding light on the discovery of remains from an Anglo Saxon cemetery.

Excavations have revealed more than 20 burials at the extraordinary cemetery in Lincolnshire dating back to the late fifth to mid sixth centuries AD.

Doctor Hugh Willmott with the University is quoted as saying, "almost without exception the burials were accompanied by a rich array of objects in keeping with the funerary rights adopted during the early centuries of the Germanic migrations to eastern England."

He added,"The preservation of the skeletal remains as well as the many grave finds provide an exciting opportunity to explore the social and cultural dynamics of the community who chose to bury their dead on this chalky outcrop."

Read Full Story

FROM OUR PARTNERS