Two schoolboys discover Saxon human skeleton while playing in river

tags: Telegraph (UK), Anglo-Saxons, Gloucestershire



Christian Thompson and Robbie Cribley, both 13, originally thought they had found an animal skull, but forensic experts believe the pair happened upon human remains which are 700 years old.

The pair were in their dingy on the River Coln near their homes in Fairford, Gloucestershire, on Sunday evening, when they became stuck in an overhanging tree and saw the skull in the water.

When they returned to the site with local television crews they unearthed the spine, arm bone and the rest of the body....




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