In 2009, the Chequers Inn in Bressingham, England caught fire and burned. During the demolition, the remains of a 7th century Saxon man were discovered buried beneath the pub. Now the man has received a burial in the churchyard of St John the Baptist.
DNA tests were used to determine the age of the incomplete skeleton, which surprised residents and scientists alike. "Not in our wildest dreams did we think he was as old as he is," said Diana Burroughes, a church warden at St John the Baptist.