French necropolis offers "rich grave goods"

Archaeologists in Saint-Aubin-des-Champs, France have discovered a burial ground containg more than 300 graves dating from the 5th through 7th centuries. The graves were single burials and included "rich grave goods." (photos)

Believed to have belonged to a small village, the cemetery appears to have been abandoned in the 7th century, possibly due to the construction of a Christian monastery nearby. Goods found buried with the remains included decorated belt buckles, jewelry, weapons, ceramics, glassware, and a bucket.

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