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Lost archaeological treasures discovered in Middlesex?

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Reports reached the 5ociety earlier today that a major archaeological find had been unearthed in Feltham, Middlesex.

The haul, said to include pieces from Greek, Roman, Asian and Nordic cultures was discovered at coordinates 51.43321,-0.413299 but is not thought to be where the excavation site was originally located.

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An un-named source added that if verified, the discovery could rewrite British history for the last two thousand years.

Information is patchy at this moment in time although some experts are suggesting it is a hoax and the ‘haul’ has been mistaken for garden ornaments.

 

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Anglesey skeletons suggest existence of ‘warrior elite’

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A recent find on the Welsh island of Anglesey is leading researchers to reassess previous ideas about the nature of the isle during the Viking Period (850 to 1,000). In the late 1990’s the bodies of two adolescents, two adult males and one woman were found.

‘Analysis indicates the males were not local to Anglesey, but may have spent their early years – at least up to the age of seven – in north west Scotland or Scandinavia.

Excavations this year also produced 7th Century silver and bronze sword and scabbard fittings.

Archaeologists believe it suggests the presence of a “warrior elite and the recycling of military equipment” during a period of rivalry and campaigning between kingdoms Northumbria and Mercia.’

taken from –

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20072974

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