"Exciting" find may point to Anglo-Saxon monastery

Work on the heating system of St Hilda’s Church, on Hartlepool’s Headland in England, has unearthed an Anglo Saxon grave, leading experts to believe that the church was constructed over site of St Hilda’s Anglo-Saxon monastery. Dr Steve Sherlock, of Tees Archaeology, said: “It’s an exciting thing."

The Anglo Saxon grave was found beneath the church floor along with others dating between the 1600s and 1900s. While bone fragments have been analyzed, the graves have yet to be dug up. The fragments will be reburied in a special ceremony.