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Anglo-saxon golden mount found in Norfolk field

A mysterious gold mount dating back to the late 6th to early 7th centuries has been found in a Norfolk Field. A "mystery" gold mount found in a Norfolk field has provided "another piece of the jigsaw" for historians looking for Anglo-Saxon settlements. The item was found near Fakenham and is possibly

Anglo-Saxon pendant found in Norfolk

An archaeology student exploring a private field with a metal detector stumbled across a gold and jewelled pendant, leading to the grave of an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman. The pendant is the undoubted star find from the excavation, but there are other items to indicate that this was a noblewoman of wealth and

WWI training trenches uncovered in England

Trenches used to train troops for WWI have been uncovered in Norfolk, England. Describing his discovery Mr Day said: "We're clearing years of accumulated leaf mould at the moment. "One of the trenches is about 7ft (2m) deep at the front, and as you go back into the supply lines goes to

900,000-year-old footprints found in Norfolk

The 900,000-year-old footprints of the first Northern Europeans have been found on a beach in Norfolk, England. Dr Nick Ashton, curator of the department of prehistory of Europe at the British Museum and an archaeologist at University College London, said: “These are the oldest human footprints outside Africa. It is an

Boy finds WWII bomb with metal detector

A boy who received a metal detector for Christmas has found a WWII bomb buried in a field in England. Sonny Cater was exploring fields near his house when the National Geographic metal detector, worth £30, led him to a mud-caked metal capsule. He took it home but his father Jem, 37,

Construction work in Norfolk unearths Roman cemetery

85 Roman graves have been uncovered at a development site in Norfolk, England. Among the skeletons, which have been exhumed for further study, there were some which were beheaded after death. The cemetery is thought to date from the 3rd/4th Century. The excavation was part of a planning process following an application for

“Winged” Roman structure found in England

A puzzling "winged" Roman structure which may have been used as a temple has been found in Norfolk, England. "Generally speaking, [during] the Roman Empire people built within a fixed repertoire of architectural forms," said William Bowden, a professor at the University of Nottingham, who reported the find in the most

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