Excited archeologists on Thursday hailed an ancient burial site found on the side of a road near a pub and a budget supermarket as Britain’s answer to the tomb of Egypt’s King Tutankhamun.
The small bump on a patch of grass in the county of Essex just northeast of London did not look like much when UK researchers first spotted it in 2003.
“The thing that’s so strange about it is that it was such an unpromising-looking site,” Museum of London Archaeology’s (MOLA) director of research Sophie Jackson said.
But a team of 40 MOLA archeologists still decided to give it a shot.
In 2003, our archaeologists excavated a small plot of land in Prittlewell, Essex. They discovered the astounding Anglo-Saxon burial chamber adorned with rare and precious objects, with some still hanging from the walls. pic.twitter.com/qd2Ra4qpUp