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Saxon burial ground found under pub parking lot


Nine Saxon graves have been found underneath the parking lot of a village pub in Haddenham, England.

At the start of the month, Pre-Construct Archaeology was invited to excavate a small site in the car park of the Three Kings pub, at the heart of the village, before developers moved on and began work on a new house.

And, despite the dig taking place over a small site, the dig turned up a wealth of finds, including nine burials and plenty of grave goods in what experts believe was a Saxon burial ground.

The bodies discovered are believed to date back to the early Saxon period – around the 6th century AD – and included both men and women, young and old.

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Story: Nick Squires, The Telegraph | Photo: AFP/Getty Images

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