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Rare Anglo-Saxon Find Discovered in Suffolk

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​ A large Anglo-Saxon cemetery, dating back 1,500 years has been revealed in Suffolk.

Excavations were taking place at Oulton, ahead of a housing development being built, when more than 200 sets of remains were discovered.

Some graves contained copper-alloy brooches, wrist clasps, strings of beads made of amber and glass, small iron knives and silver pennies.

The excavation of such cemeteries in their entirety is said to be rare in England, with the Oulton site reported as having similarities with nearby Sutton Hoo.

In what is said to be a nationally significant discovery, the find is further evidence of what a historic place Suffolk is. 

The site lies within the 7th Century Kingdom of the East Angles, made famous by the royal burial ground at nearby Sutton Hoo. 

Work at the Oulton site will continue, with the aim to understand more about who was buried there, as well as connections to other finds in Oulton – and nearby settlements and cemeteries at Carlton Colville and Flixton.

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