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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Oldest remains of English Royalty Finally Confirmed

Archeologists dug up the 1,000 year-old skeleton in 2008 in one of the most exciting historical founds of recent years.

They believed they belonged to Queen Eadgyth, the great granddaughter of Alfred the Great, but could not prove it. Now scientists using hi-tech radioactive analysis of the remains have been able to prove that the bones belong to someone who grew up in Wessex before moving to Germany.

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jo oliver said...

I had never heard of Queen Eadgyth. Glad the article gave a little history about her too. 946 AD- wow, that is a long time.

Richard Wing said...

Wow! What an amazing discovery and technollogy used to investigate the accuracy of these English Royals. Very intriguing, indeed.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

I saw this on our local news. I've never been able to get my head around all the royals of that time but somehow this makes it all seem more real.

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