Friday 6 June 2008


Archaeologists have made remarkable discoveries at an ancient burial ground.

Excavations in Cossington revealed a variety of burial practices from Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon times, showing that three barrows were used repeatedly in ceremonies to honour the dead.

The finds are the first definite example of an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, on the site of a monument at least 1,000 years older, that have been found in Leicestershire.

Researchers from University of Leicester Archaeological Services have now published the results of their excavations.

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