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Sunday, 25 September 2016
Anglo-Saxon 'palace' found at Rendlesham near Sutton Hoo site
One of the beads found at the site in Rendlesham
Archaeologists believe they have found a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace near one of Britain's best known finds.
Archaeologists have been studying an area at Rendlesham, about four miles (6km) from the
Sutton Hoo burial site
Faye Minter, project co-ordinator, said the remains of a 23m (75ft) by 9m (30ft) structure could have once been a royal hall or palace.
And she said it was "likely" there are "other royal burial sites" like Sutton Hoo dotted along the River Deben.
The hall find, said Ms Minter, of Suffolk County Council's archaeological unit, might be the same "palace" referred to by
the Venerable Bede
in the 8th Century.
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David Beard MA, FSA, FSA Scot
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