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Saxon culture and society

St Chads Burial Place and Tomb Discovered at Lichfield

Following on the recent discovery of the Anglo-Saxon Lichfield Angel, the grave and church of the St Chad have been discovered at Lichfield.

Painted Anglo-Saxon Angel Sculpture Found

An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.

6th Century Saxon Warrior & Horse May Stay in England

Ambitious plans to house at a Suffolk museum the "internationally important" discovery of the skeleton of a Saxon warrior buried with his horse have been launched.

Saxon Whip Puzzles Experts

A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.

9th Century Saxon Aestel Found by Metal Detector

Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.

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Anglo-Saxon Burial Site Discovered Near London

Archeologists have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement on Coulsdon's Farthing Downs near London, England.

Times: Saxon Rotunda May have Connections to Lady Godiva

A 10th or 11th century Saxon rotunda, thought to be part of a monastery, has been unearthed in Leominster, England during a geophysical survey. The structure may be connected to Earl Leofric and his wife, the famed Lady Godiva.

Gold and Garnet Anglo-Saxon Sword Hilt Declared Treasure Trove

Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.

"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."

Anglo-Saxon Pendant Declared Treasure

An early 7th century oval pendant discovered near West Shropshire, England, has been declared a treasure by the coroner at the Shrewsbury Coroner's Court.

New Saxon Graves Found at Marlborough

The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.

Photos from Saxon Summer online from Rivenvale

The Shire of Rivenvale, proclaimed as full status at Pennsic 33, hosted its first "flying solo" event recently, and they've posted a photo album on the web.

Berwick Today: Saxon Chapel Found at Bamburgh Castle

Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.

Anglo-Saxon Brain Surgery Re-writes History Books

Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.

A Day in Saxony (Activities for children)

Speak Olde English, discover Saxon Pottery, Learn rune-writing, explore Bede's World and more with these children's activities, book suggestions, and weblinks.

Anglo-Saxon Princess On Display

The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.

Face of Anglo-Saxon "Princess" Revealed

Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.

Late Saxon "charcoal" graves discovered near Romsey Abbey

Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)

Christening Spoon Found in Grave of Saxon King

News.telegraph: A christening spoon was among the artifacts discovered recently in the burial chamber of an early Christian Saxon king near Southend-on-Sea, England.

Anglo-Saxon King's Tomb is Biggest Find Since Sutton Hoo

independent.co.uk: Archaeologists have found the intact tomb of a seventh century CE Anglo-Saxon king near the village of Southend-on-Sea in England.

Saxon Gold Ornament May Have Link to Bloody Saxon King

Isle of Wight County Press: A gold and jeweled sword belt ornament found recently on the Isle of Wight may have belonged to the Saxon king responsible for using force to convert the island population to Christianity.

Saxon Fishermen Left Traps in Bridgwater Bay

Bridgewater Times: Fish traps, dating from the 10th century C.E., have been discovered in England's Bridgwater Bay.

Anglo-Saxon Riddles

The Kalamazoo Riddle Group has made available online the Riddles of the Exeter Book and their translations.

Triple Grave a "Significant Anglo-Saxon Discovery"

This Is Lincolnshire: The discovery of three skeletons, dating to about 1,500 years ago, in a shallow grave in Lincolnshire has yielded some interesting artifacts and clues about Anglo-Saxon life.

DNA Shows Celtic Influence Stronger in Many Parts of Britain Than Anglo-Saxon

Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.

Oldest English Writing Found on Saxon Brooch

News Telegraph: Four runes on an Anglo-Saxon brooch may be the oldest English writing found to date.

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Dame Aoife offers annoted links on the topic of Saxon England.

Anglo-Saxon Plant Names on ASPNS Website

Planning an authentic English garden? ASPNS, a research project at the Institute for the Historical Study of Language in Glasgow, Scotland has undertaken a survey of Anglo-Saxon plant names which it has made available online.

Saxon Settlement Found Under Chocolate Factory

A medieval best buckle, discovered when workers tore down an old Nestle factory in Norwich, England, has led scientists to unearth the remains of a Saxon settlement.