Cambridge Anglo-Saxon graveyard found under King’s College halls

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Photograph: Albion Archaeology

An Anglo-Saxon graveyard with “huge potential” has been unearthed beneath former university student housing.

King’s College, Cambridge discovered the extensive cemetery, containing more than 60 graves, after demolishing a group of 1930s buildings.

Evidence of Iron Age structures and Roman earthworks was also identified.

Dr Sam Lucy, from the University of Cambridge, said the discovery of graves spanning different periods was “very unusual and really interesting”.

Since the 19th century, archaeologists have believed there was an early Medieval/Anglo-Saxon cemetery in west Cambridge.

Read the full article on BBC News

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A late Roman glass flask found at the site. Photograph: Albion Archaeology

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