Saxon "paupers' cemetery" found under British construction site

The remains of a 9th-10th century church and its graveyard have been discovered during construction along the Ipswich, England waterfront. 300 graves, consisting largely of very old and very young bodies, were found, exceeding the expectations of researchers who knew that a church might exist on the site.

Few grave good were found with the graves leading archaeologists to believe that this was a paupers' cemetery. The site will be recovered so that construction of over 300 new homes can continue.