The table, smashed by Cromwell to as a symbol of the end of the monarchy, is "the iconic symbol of royal power," according to Phil Emery, a consultant archaeological engineer. "People often ask us what's the most exciting thing we've found. At last I have the unequivocal answer. It doesn't get more significant than this."
For more on this exciting find, see the July/August 2006 issue of British Archaeology.