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Mystery of the 'couple' buried arm in arm 1,000 years ago: not husband and wife, but two MEN
Archaeologists have unearthed the mysterious remains of what first appears to be a couple buried together arm in arm more than 1,000 years ago.
The amazing discovery shows the "couple" laying side by side in the grave with one's arm across the other.
But the discovery has left experts with a 1,000-year-old mystery.
Remains of what is thought to be two brothers in arms, thought to date back to the Saxon period between 410AD and 1066AD
They know that the body pictured on the right is that of a man, over 6ft tall but they believe that the body on the left is also that of a man as well.
First they thought the couple were a man and wife united in death. But now they believe they could be two men who were 'brothers in arms', possibly warriors, who died together and were buried in the one grave.
The unusual burial is thought to be from the Saxon period between 410AD and 1066AD.
Now they are waiting for forensic tests to be carried out to determine the sex of the pair and exactly when they were buried.