Tuesday 29 January 2008


Treasures unearthed from a giant Anglo-Saxon burial ground in the North East of England could have originated in Lincolnshire.

Archaeologists have spent two years excavating a site at Loftus, near Middlesbrough, which is now thought to be a 'nationally significant' royal cemetery dating back to the 7th century.

Among the jewellery, pottery and weapons discovered were two silver coins which would have been worn as pendants.

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