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Four Anglo-Saxon graves found in England

Four graves have been found at an Anglo-Saxon settlement just outside of Cambridge, England.

Forensic work on the first woman’s bones suggests she was about 16, with no obvious explanation for her early death. Although she was almost certainly a Christian, buried with the beautiful cross stitched into place on her gown, she was buried according to ancient pagan tradition with some treasured possessions including an iron knife and a chatelaine, a chain hanging from her belt, and some glass beads which were probably originally in a purse that has rotted away.

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Story: Maev Kennedy, The Guardian | Photo: Cambridge University

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