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Monday, 24 February 2014

Sheperdswell metal detector Greg Sweetman finds valuable Anglo-Saxon artefacts next to A20 near Maidstone

A rare collection of Saxon artefacts has been found by a man from east Kent.

The Anglo-Saxon findings could be part of a grave date back to the sixth century and are said to be worth more than £40,000.

Two Saxon pins, part of a buckle or belt and seven brooches were found on land next to the A20 towards Maidstone.

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900-year-old Medieval murder mystery dug up at the Scottish Seabird Centre

Experts say “professionalism” and a “degree of calculation” were shown by the accuracy of the blows, carried out with a lozenge-sectioned blade usually seen in specialist military weapons.

The young man was stabbed four times in the back, twice in the left shoulder and twice in the ribs. His legs and right side were cut away in a later burial, but archaeologists say his frame, which was “slightly better built than average”, has wear to the shoulders indicating archery practice.

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