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 Wednesday, 22 January, 2003, 12:46 GMT
Saxon remains to be reburied
Anglo-Saxon remains at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk
Remains were also found at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk
Hundreds of Saxon skeletons accidentally unearthed by builders will be reburied.

The remains of around 650 people were uncovered during building work near St Andrew's Church in Cherry Hinton, Cambridgeshire, more than four years ago.

The vicar, the Reverend Chris Boulton, will hold a reburial service in the church graveyard once archaeologists have completed research on the bones.

The skeletons are believed to date back more than 1,200 years.

They were found on the site of what archaeologists think was a Saxon nunnery and religious community near the present church.

The vicar has also organised a thanksgiving service to be held in February for the lives of those unearthed.


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