Hildersham church loo flushes out ancient skeletons

Started by gash, April 11, 2016, 12:30:04 pm

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Parishioners had to wait for their new toilet after skeletons dating from as far back as the Anglo-Saxon era were unexpectedly found at a church.

Some 40 graves lay just 45cm (18in) below a path outside Holy Trinity Church in Hildersham, Cambridgeshire.

Archaeologists examined 19 intact skeletons from the 9th or 10th Century, predating the church by several hundred years, but left 24 graves intact

Full story here  :  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35984957
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