Anglo-Saxon King's Tomb is Biggest Find Since Sutton Hoo Archaeologists have found the intact tomb of a seventh century CE Anglo-Saxon king near the village of Southend-on-Sea in England. Researchers are "almost certain" that the interred body is that of either Saeberht or Sigeberht, both kings of Dark Age Essex. Saeberht's reign is believed to have included the founding of St. Paul's Cathedral. Sigeberht was murdered for being "too ready to pardon his enemies."

The tomb had collapsed because its wooden shorings rotted over the ages, and the skeleton of the dead king has long since gone to dust, but archaeologists found grave goods still hanging from iron pegs that had been driven into the walls of the tomb.

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