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The warrior and horse grave showing the horse's head The warrior and horse grave showing the horse's head (top left) and fore-limbs with an iron-bound bucket just in front of the head. (30k jpg)
Skeleton of the warrior lying along the southern edge of the grave Skeleton of the warrior lying along the southern edge of the grave showing the iron shield boss over the chest area and his sword just to the right, there was good evidence that this burial had a coffin originally as soil stains were found around the body.(33k jpg)
Dismembered parts of a sheep or goat found near the warrior's feetIllustration showing the layout of the skeletons Taken from the eastern end of the grave, the dismembered parts of a sheep or goat were also found near the warrior's feet. This photograph shows how well the bones were preserved in the ground which will greatly aid further study. The horse was approximately 14 hands high. This image is shown together with an illustration showing the layout of the skeletons and some of the other contents of the grave. (total 43k jpg)
The excavation of the grave commences The excavation of the grave commences: the horse's head can be seen appearing. Traces of green staining on the horse's head indicate where some of the harness fittings were found. Looking on is Andrew Tester of the County Council Archaeological Service and Sergeant Bill Harris, Base Historian for the USAF. (38k jpg)
Detail of a gilt copper alloy square headed brooch A detail of a gilt copper alloy square headed brooch from a woman's grave of 6th Century date, prior to conservation and cleaning. (36k jpg)
A general view of the excavation A general view of the excavation with work on various graves under way. (25k jpg)
An aerial view of the site An aerial view of the site taken in August before the warrior and horse grave was exposed. (18k jpg)
A copper alloy decorative shield fitting A copper alloy decorative shield fitting with silver-sheet decoration and gilding of 6th century date depicting a fantastic animal found on the excavation (circa 35mm across). (10k jpg)
A male's grave under excavation Another male grave under excavation with the remains of an iron-bound bucket close to its eastern end (in the foreground). (27k jpg)
Copper alloy harness fitting Copper alloy harness fitting with traces of silver sheet decoration of mid sixth-century date found on the horse's head prior to cleaning and conservation. (32k jpg)
Copper alloy harness fitting See above. (31k jpg)
Copper alloy harness fitting See above. (44k jpg)

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