Anglo-Saxon woman found buried with cow

Archaeologists excavating a late 5th century CE grave in Cambridgeshire, England have come across something completely uniquie - a women buried with a cow. This is the first known burial from this period of a woman with an animal in England, and the first case of anyone being buried with a cow.

The woman was buried with other grave goods including jewelery, beads, and a keychain. She would have been wealthy and of high social status.

Sacrificing the cow would have been a princely tribute to the deceased. [photos]