This Is The Earliest Known Christian Burial in England

Posted by Jean-Yves on May 16, 2019

The tomb of an Anglo-Saxon prince has revealed treasures such as a decorated lyre, painted woodwork and a gold belt buckle. The treasure-laden tomb is the first known Christian burial of an Anglo-Saxon.

The tomb dates back about 1,400 years and can be explored virtually. The identity of the man buried in the tomb is unknown. Archaeologists believe he may have been a relative of King Saebert, the first known East Saxon king to have converted to Christianity, who died in A.D. 616. Regardless of the man’s identity, his grave goods indicate that he was aristocratic.

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