Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Prittlewell prince: Britain's Tutankhamun

Ok, so it's stupid headline but this the story is  fascinating...

A sixth century Anglo-Saxon burial...The website in the link below allows you a virtual tour of the reconstructed burial tomb and has linked to intelligent commentary on the finds.

The Guardian's report with pictures of the finds are here:

If the dating is right, this was a high status Anglo-Saxon who was buried, as a Christian, BEFORE St. Augustine arrived.

On reflection, what 'scientific dating technique' is so accurate that it can date this tomb incontrovertibly to the 580s... and where did they find the information about 'Saebert’s younger brother Seaxa'?

(And yes, the Guardian headline is ridiculous but if it grabs your attention who cares.)

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