"Bit of Bronze" Reveals Anglo-Saxon Burial Chamber

Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."

The extremely rare, nearly-intact tomb contained more than 60 objects including glass jars, copper bowls and gold crosses, and promises to "open new windows on our understanding of the Dark Ages."

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