The Grave of an Ancient England Warlord Has Been Dug Up

In 2018, an ancient Anglo-Saxon warrior had a rude awakening after resting in solitude for 1,400 years. A group of amateur metal detectorists came across his burial site and began to unearth it. It actually became an important discovery after the detectorists realized that what they had found was actually important. They called archeologists from the University of Reading to look into it.

The Grave of an Ancient England Warlord
The Grave of an Ancient England Warlord Has Been Dug Up

Important Discoveries Surrounding the Warlord

Their discoveries have helped understand more about that specific region of England and what went on in ancient Britain after the collapse of the Roman occupation. Sue and Mick Washington were casually strolling in the country with their metal detectors when they received signals from the area. They uncovered two ancient bronze bowls from the site and quickly realized that they were much older and significant than they had imagined.

After calling the University of Reading, the archeologists were also able to uncover expensive weapons like spears, a sword, and a decorated scabbard. They also found glass vessels and personal belongings, which scientists say were luxury at these times, and the way the grave is facing suggests that the person buried was a high-ranking leader of a tribe and a warrior.

More Information About the Man’s Life

Warlord Grave
The Grave of an Ancient England Warlord Has Been Dug Up

Gabor Thomas, a specialist in early medieval archaeology that works at the University of Reading said that this is the first burial of its kind to be found in the mid-Thames basin that overlooks the Upper Thames and London. It’s located between London and Oxford.

The next step after the findings is for the University of Reading to publish a study regarding their findings. They’re also looking to do further analyses on the man’s health, diet, age, and geographical origins.

The bowls that the women found will likely be displayed in the Buckinghamshire Museum in 2021.