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Pre-17th century skeleton and WWII weapons found in pub

Workers rebuilding a pub ravaged by fire in Norfolk have discovered a cache of WWII guns and ammo and a skeleton which dates back to before the 17th century.

Mystery surrounds the circumstances behind the two burials which were discovered by contractors rebuilding the historic pub that was destroyed last year.

The skeleton, which predates the construction of the public house more than 400 years ago, was found buried inside the listed building, near the rear wall, and is believed to have been a Christian burial.

The firearms – five Browning pistols and a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition – were made between 1942 and 1944 and were found on the outside of the pub wall.

South Norfolk police inspector Gavin Money, who attended the discovery two months ago, said the finds were not being actively investigated by Norfolk Police, but archaeologists were trying to find out more about the skeleton and firearms.

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One thought on “Pre-17th century skeleton and WWII weapons found in pub

  1. Simple really, the bones belong to a 17th century time traveler who came to the 1940’s and brought weapons back with him.

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