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Thursday, January 21, 2010

What's New On Discovery: Bones of Early English Princess Found in Germany


Archaeologists may have found the 1000 year old remains of Princess Eadgyth, daughter of Alfred the Great, referred to throughout history as the "Princess Diana" of her time.

If the remains are positively identified as hers, her remains will be the oldest discovery of an English Royal. It's an exciting discovery, as many of them are, however the location in which she was found,Magdeburg-Cathedral,was thought to be empty. Read more about Princess Eadgyth from my friends over at Discovery

This is what Cambridge Professor Simon Keynes had to say:

"If (Eadgyth's) skeleton is intact then, yes, as far as I'm aware, it would be the earliest identifiable remains from Anglo-Saxon England," said Simon Keynes, a professor of Anglo-Saxon history at the University of Cambridge.

2 Comments:

Icy BC said...

What an amazing find and very interesting indeed!

RS Wing said...

I wonder why they would always move the remains? To protect them from impending invaders? Pretty interesting find for sure. Great article.

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