Anglo-Saxon burial site discovered by modern day soldiers

Soldiers recovering from injuries in Afghanistan are serving as volunteer archaeologists on a project in England known as Operation Nightingale. Led by the Defense Infrastructure Organisation and the Army, the soldiers discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior, buried with a spear and a wooden drinking cup overlaid with bronze bands. The site of the dig around Barrow Clump on Salisbury Plain is believed to be an Anglo-Saxon cemetery alongside an ancient burial burrow dating back to 2000 B.C.

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