Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Bones of a Saxon Queen Discovered

Archaeologists in Germany believe that they have discovered the almost intact bones of a Saxon Queen.  The bones were found wrapped in silk in a lead coffin bearing her name in her tomb in Magdeburg Cathedral.  Historians had previously believed that the tomb was empty.

The Saxon Queen in question was Queen Eadgyth, a granddaughter of King Alfred the Great.  She was married to the Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, had two children and died in 946 AD aged 36.  The remains have been brought back to England to see if scientists can fully confirm her identity.

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