Wednesday, November 21, 2007





Ancient treasures unearthed at farm

LOFTUS; A royal Anglo-Saxon cemetery, with some of the finest examples of gold jewellery found in Britain, has been discovered on farmland in Teesside.

The 109 burials, arranged in a rectangular pattern and dating from the middle of the 7th century, were found by Steve Sherlock, a freelance archaeologist.
The finds, at the only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in the North East, include gold pendants, gold discs with filigree working and a sword. Robin Daniels, of Tees Archaeology, has described the pendants as comparable with the treasure found at Sutton Hoo.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/science/article2910477.ece

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