Workmen rebuilding a collapsed wall uncovered bones from Anglo-Saxon times while preparing to lay foundations of a new structure in Hartlepool, Durham, United Kingdom.
The discovery was made in an alley behind Gladstone Street in Hartlepool. Archaeologists conducting excavations at the site discovered remains of at least sic people and a corner of a building believed to date back almost 1400 years. They are believed to be from Anglo-Saxon times when Hartlepool was home to one of the most important monasteries in the North of England.
According to the archaeologists, the remains almost certainly date from the Saxon period, which is anywhere from 650-800 AD. The remains seem to be up against a stone structure, which suggests it may be a little chapel or a similar structure. The remains belong to at least two children and one female, and were buried at a cemetery close to a monastery named Heruteu at Hartlepool, founded by the nun Heiu in the 640s AD shortly after Lindisfarne.
(after Hartlepool Mail)