Thursday, 6 June 2019

The Prince of Prittlewell

Sometime during the late 6th century, an Anglo-Saxon royal was laid to rest in a lavish tomb. He was buried with amazing treasures. 1,400 years later, the remains of the royal tomb was discovered next to a pub and a grocery store in the Essex town of Prittlewell.

The Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) published a trove of new research into the find, and launched an interactive version of the burial chamber.

The identity of the Prince of Prittlewell may never be known with certainty. One theory suggests the tomb belonged to Sæberht, once King of Essex, who is known to have been an early Anglo-Saxon convert to Christianity.
Two small gold-foil crosses found at the head of the coffin were placed over the eyes of the deceased.
See ----->1,400-year-old tomb found in U.K.