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Ancient grave markers found at the cathedral
Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall with a rare find of Anglo-Saxon grave markers discovered during repairs to a wall in the cathedral precincts.(8PF0228118) Picture: PAUL FRANKS
By Tara Dundon
EIGHT Anglo-Saxon grave markers belonging to ordinary folk have been uncovered in Peterborough Cathedral's grounds during restoration work.
Archaeologist Dr Jackie Hall analysed the pieces, and discovered they were 11th century grave markings which are believed to have come from a monks' cemetery.
Dr Hall said: "It was an incredible find, and very exciting to see such a large collection of grave markers in one small area.
"They are particularly important because we don't have anything else like this in Peterborough.
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