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Sutton Hoo. The escutcheon from the hanging bowl found in excavations under the new visitor centre. Note that the decoration is supposed to be 'Celtic' rather than 'Germanic'. Photo: The British Museum.

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Sutton Hoo The recent excavations under the visitor centre revealed an unknown Saxon cemetery, slightly earlier than the famous ship burial 500 yards away.

Poulton 520

Poulton was a short lived Cistercian abbey, founded in 1147 and abandoned 50 years later, probably due to attacks from the Welsh. Excavations have revealed the early chapel.

Current Archaeology No. 180 Vol. XV No 12 Published July 2002

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London 509

Excavations at Gresham Street reveal two major wells with elaborate lifting devices which must have provided an ample water supply for Roman London.


Vicarage Farm, Cambridge Excavations at Vicarage Farm, Cambridge in advance of a new computer department reveal a straggling Roman settlement. Was it a government estate or a rural market place?


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