Thursday, November 03, 2011

Article: Bicester Anglo-Saxon skeletons re-interred

Bicester Anglo-Saxon skeletons re-interred
http://anglo-saxon-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/2011/10/bicester-anglo-saxon-skeletons-re.html



Fifteen Anglo-Saxon skeletons unearthed in Oxfordshire last year have been re-interred in a church memorial garden.

A requiem mass was held on Saturday before a wicker coffin containing all the remains was buried at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bicester.

The Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, whose diocese covers Bicester, led the Roman Catholic ceremony.
The burial led to a disagreement with the church and local archaeologists, who wanted the bones put in a museum.

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(via Instapaper)