Saturday, March 17, 2012

One of Hild's relatives?

I wrote a long post for my Hild blog, Gemæcca. It's all about a new archaeological find: a 7th-century Anglo-Saxon woman found in a high-status bed burial, complete with a fantastic gold and garnet pectoral cross.

Both bed burials and gold-and-garnet pectoral crosses are rare. Add the fact that this find might indicate the presence of a religious foundation for which we have no records, and things begin to get interesting...

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