According to researchers from the Museum of London Archeology who unearthed the treasure, the jewels were buried with a noble lady, reports CNN. He died between 630 AD to 670 AD. The treasure also included a large silver cross, two pots and a copper pot. This suggests that the woman was powerful and extremely religious in her own right, possibly a Christian preceptor or princess.
It will take two years to study
Dozens of graves of elite women have been discovered in many places in Britain, which are known as Bed Burials. In some cases similar necklaces have also been found in the graves. Some of these sites are older than the 7th century AD. The discovery was made on April 11 but was made public for the first time on Tuesday. Museum officials said it would take at least two years to study the find but hoped the Harpole treasure would eventually be put on public display.
1300 year old tomb was found in Peru
Earlier in Peru, South America, archaeologists discovered a 1300-year-old tomb during the excavation of a cemetery. During excavations in northern Lima, he found a tomb from the Wari Empire. The remains of ‘Lord of Huarmey’ were found in this tomb. Along with this, the remains of six other people were also found. The discovery was announced by the University of Warsaw. The special thing is that gold and silver ornaments were also found on a large scale along with the human remains.