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Saxon boat found in Norfolk river

A Saxon boat, hollowed out by hand, has been found at the bottom of the River Ant in Norfolk.

Five animal skulls were found near the boat, which has been taken to York for treatment to preserve it.

The Environment Agency had commissioned work to take place between Horning Hall and Browns Hill when the discovery was made last month.

Once preservation has been finished the vessel will return to Norfolk, where the Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service want to display it at Norwich Castle Museum, an Environment Agency spokeswoman said.

Environment Agency project manager, Paul Mitchelmore, said: “This is the latest in a number of remarkable finds on the project.

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