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Jane Austen’s birthplace excavated

Archaeologists in Steventon, England, are excavating the childhood home of classic author Jane Austen.

The process of cleaning and interpreting the finds has yielded a clearer idea of what the house looked like and even what the family ate their meals off.

Austen was born in the village where her father was rector in 1775, and lived there for 25 years. It was there she drafted stories which were eventually published as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility.

The house was demolished soon after her family moved to Bath.

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Story: BBC News | Photo: BBC News

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