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Saturday, 27 July 2013
Possible Saxon bread oven found in Norfolk
A 1,300-year-old bread oven could have been discovered by a group of volunteer archaeologists in Norfolk.
The suspected oven could have been used to provide bread for the community [Credit: BBC]
The annual dig in Sedgeford, near Hunstanton, has had about 100 people a week looking for signs of the village's past.
Supervisor Dr John Jolleys said the clay object, which he believes to be a Saxon bread oven, was found about 4ft 11in (1.5m) underground.
"It's rare and very exciting," Dr Jolleys said.
Excavation of the object will continue for the remainder of the dig, which finishes on 16 August.
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David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot
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