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Unusual Christian/Pagan Grave Discovered in England

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Michie

    Michie Manipulation Resistance Team Supporter CF Ambassador

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    A gold-and-jewel cross found in the grave of a young Anglo-Saxon woman

    Ancient Anglo-Saxon “bed burials”–in which the deceased is laid out in a real bed, often with possessions–are rare enough, but they have turned up in England before. Solid gold pectoral crosses are also extremely rare finds in English burials, but again: not completely unknown.

    Continued- http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2012/03/unusual-christianpagan-grave-discovered-in-england/
     
  2. MarkRohfrietsch

    MarkRohfrietsch Unapologetic Apologist Staff Member Administrator Supporter

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    My late friends two daughters are Anthropology students, and during the summer, they work with a government agency here in Canada that does archaeological surveys before development may take place; much like this situation.

    While some may see this as desecration, it is important work.

    In this situation, centuries after this young girls death, the excavation of her grave and her beautiful little cross remains for us, a witness to faith in Christ! :)
     
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    Rhamiel Member of the Round Table

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    ebia Senior Contributor

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    Reminds me very much of St Cuthberts.

    Cool.

    Trumpington too. Hope the Fitzwilliam gets it.
     
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    This is cool! I hope they lay her to rest, though... I still feel uneasy when graves are excavated, especially when bodies are put on display (though mummies sure are cool to examine).
     
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    Wolseley Beaucoup-Diên-Cai-Dāu

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