The burial site is believed to date from the 6th century AD
The discovery of a warrior warlord's burial site could change historians' understanding of southern Anglo-Saxon Britain, according to archaeologists.
The 6ft "Marlow Warlord" was discovered in August close to the Buckinghamshire town.
An archaeological dig of the area took place after metal detectorists discovered two bronze bowls.
Dr Gabor Thomas said the find provided "new insights" into life after the collapse of Roman Britain.
The specialist in early medieval archaeology at the University of Reading said the burial suggested "people living in this region may have been more important than historians previously suspected".