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Monday, 12 August 2019
Archaeologists find remains of kings’ feasts at Anglo-Saxon royal manor buried beneath beer garden
An archeological search for an ancient royal manor lasting over a decade has reached its climax beneath a beer garden.
A team of scientists launched a hunt for the Anglo-Saxon house 15 years ago, curious to uncover the knowledge it held into how people lived at the time.
Initially there were doubts that the residence, thought to belong to an age-old King of Kent, even existed.
But when the owners of a Kent pub allowed diggers into their beer garden for two weeks in July a “royal rubbish heap” was found under the grass, surfacing items researchers thought were long gone.
“Masses” of wild boar and deer bones, thought to be leftover from royal feasts, were discovered beneath the grass at the Market Inn in Faversham.
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Posted by David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot at 18:11