360haven works best with JavaScript enabled
UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Haven Donator

    Judd is offline
    Join Date : Nov 2011
    Posts : 694

    UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed

    Archaeologists excavating near Cambridge have stumbled upon a rare and mysterious find: The skeleton of a 7th-century teenager buried in an ornamental bed along with a gold-and-garnet cross, an iron knife and a purse full of glass beads.Experts say the grave is an example of an unusual Anglo-Saxon funerary practice of which very little is known. Just over a dozen of these "bed burials" have been found in Britain, and it's one of only two in which a pectoral cross — meant to be worn over the chest — has been discovered.
    One archaeologist said the burial opened a window into the transitional period when the pagan Anglo-Saxons were gradually adopting Christianity.
    "We are right at the brink of the coming of Christianity back to England," said Alison Dickens, the manager of Cambridge University's Archaeological Unit. "What we have here is a very early adopter."
    The grave, dated between 650 and 680 A.D., was discovered about a year ago in a corner of Trumpington Meadows, a rural area just outside Cambridge that is slated for development.

    Dickens said the teen's grave was interesting because it had a mix of traditional grave goods — the knife, as well as a chain thought to hold a purse full of beads — along with a powerful symbol of Christian devotion.
    The grave, she said, indicated "the beginning of the end of one belief system, and the beginning of another."
    The teenager's jewelry — a solid gold cross about 3 1/2 centimeters (1 1/2 inches) wide, set with cut garnets — marks her out as a member of the Anglo-Saxon aristocracy. She was about 15, but her skeleton hasn't yet been subjected to radiocarbon dating or isotopic analysis. Those techniques might help experts determine where and under what circumstances she grew up.
    Howard Williams, a professor of archaeology at the University of Chester who is not connected to the discovery, said bed burials were very rare. He noted that they were an irregular feature of wealthy female graves in England and mainland Europe, suggesting that Anglo-Saxons may have looked across the Channel for inspiration.

    "It's part of a broader pan-European elite identity in life and in death," he said.
    Three sets of Anglo-Saxon remains were also found nearby, but it's not clear to what degree any of the people buried there were related. As for the bed itself, there's little left of it other than its iron fittings.
    The rationale behind bed burials remains a matter of speculation.
    "The word in Old English for 'bed' and 'grave' is the same because it's 'the place where you lie,'" Dickens said. "It is interesting that you have that association. You're lying there — but just for a much longer time, I suppose."

    Source: Yahoo News
    Downloads : 45 || Uploads : 0 || Rep Power : 3175 || Posts : 694 || Thanks : 72 || Thanked 195 Times in 104 Posts

  2. #2
    Noctis Caelum

    Re: UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed

    wow nice share but crazy

  3. #3
    Eternal Dragoon

    Serious_M is offline
    Join Date : Dec 2010
    Location : Netherlands , Amsterdam
    Age : 34
    Posts : 13,029
    Barts Watersport Adventure Champion

    Re: UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed

    awesome find , nice share judd
    Downloads : 57 || Uploads : 1 || Rep Power : 16323 || Posts : 13,029 || Thanks : 3,661 || Thanked 1,791 Times in 1,446 Posts


  4. #4
    The Immortal God

    CloudStrife7x is offline
    Join Date : Dec 2010
    Location : Unknown
    Age : 30
    Posts : 18,755
    Twitter: @

    Re: UK experts find 7th-century teen buried in her bed

    some interesting information, very nice find and share Judd :)
    Downloads : 157 || Uploads : 0 || Rep Power : 22362 || Posts : 18,755 || Thanks : 4,451 || Thanked 3,096 Times in 2,607 Posts



Similar Threads

  1. [News] Back to Bed - Gameplay Trailer
    By THUMBS in forum PS3 Game News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-05-2015, 07:39 PM
  2. Murdered: Soul Suspect - Buried Trailer
    By THUMBS in forum Youtube Famous
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 09:26 PM
  3. [YouTube] Murdered: Soul Suspect - Buried Trailer
    By scorpionnet in forum Youtube Famous
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-21-2014, 08:45 PM
  4. Under the Bed
    By Serious_M in forum Movie trailer's
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 05-06-2013, 05:12 AM

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

About 360haven

    360haven is an Forum Devoted To Game modding Fans from all over the world.

    An Awesome Community of Xbox 360 Gamers, Modders and Developers who Create & Share Tutorials, Applications, Gfx, Trainers and Gamesaves.

    A haven for the l33t.
    A scarce paradise for modders.

Like this page