A burial in Exeter Cathedral Close

Title

A burial in Exeter Cathedral Close

Subject

Archaeology

Description

The Middle Saxon cemetery in the Close of Exeter Cathedral consisted of a mix of burials: some simple inhumations, others ‘charcoal burials’. One of the latter type is shown here: the body of an adult has been laid on a bed of charcoal, which seems to have been scattered in the open grave.
More information on Anglo-Saxon Exeter: http://www.rammtimetrail.org.uk

Creator

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley

Date

Middle Saxon

Language

English

Date Created

2002-11-19

Files

A burial in Exeter Cathedral Close

Citation

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Galley, “A burial in Exeter Cathedral Close,” Woruldhord, accessed October 23, 2017, http://poppy.nsms.ox.ac.uk/woruldhord/items/show/439.

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