Rare Anglo-Saxon burial site found along HS2 route – video

An Anglo-Saxon burial site containing over 140 people along with their belongings has been uncovered near Wendover, Buckinghamshire, along the route of the HS2 railway. ‘To find this number of individuals is really unique,’ said Rachel Wood, a lead archaeologist working on the site. A total of 138 graves were found at the site, making it ‘one of the largest Anglo-Saxon burial grounds uncovered in Britain’. More than 2,000 beads were discovered, with 89 brooches, 40 buckles, 51 knives, 15 spearheads and seven shield bosses. Wood called it a ‘once-in-a-lifetime discovery’


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