In the East of England, researchers from the University of Sheffield have discovered an incredible a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery. As the press service of the University, scientists have discovered more than 20 tombs of men and women that date back to the beginning of the V – middle of the VI century of our era.
Archaeologists have begun excavations on a site located near the village of Scramby, after the local enthusiast using a metal detector found some Anglo-Saxon artifacts, including a gold plated copper brooch, iron plates to shields and spearheads.
It is noted that the researchers also managed to find amber necklaces, glass and crystal beads, as well as personal belongings of the deceased.
The researchers note that in all 20 found the graves was found a large number of items that match the funeral rites of the time. In the graves of women were found necklaces, consisting of hundreds of amber and crystal beads, tweezers for eyebrows, silver brooches and ornate handbags made of fabric. In the tombs of the men had discovered the weapons, like spears and shields.
It is noted that the graves were also artifacts that were used in ritual ceremonies.
Also, the graves of the children of the cemetery, which was excavated at the moment, were found, but one of the most interesting finds is the grave richly dressed woman with a baby, which she hugged with his left hand.
Currently, scientists are conducting studies, including the isotopic composition of teeth and bones.
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