Researchers from the University of Winchester believe they may have found the pelvis of England's King Alfred the Great in a box of bones stored in the city's museum. The bone may also be from Alfred's son King Edward the Elder. The 9th and 10th century Saxon kings are best known for protecting their people from Viking raids.
Documentation states that Aldred's bones were moved and were eventually deposited at Hyde Abbey in Winchester, but the site of the grave has been lost. Excavations of Hyde Abbey in the 1990s produced two boxes of bones at the Winchester Museum. The pelvis has been radiocarbon dated to around the time of King Alfred's death.