Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great Bone Found ... in a Box?

Bone that could be his or his son's found in 1999 dig

(Newser) - Archaeologists may have uncovered a bone fragment belonging to Alfred the Great—in 1999. The English king, who ruled from 871 until his death in 899, made news last year when experts thought they had found his unmarked grave . Except the remains they found there turned out to be from... More »

Next King to Be Dug Up: Alfred the Great?

Archaeologists plan to look for him in unmarked grave

(Newser) - Now that Richard III's skeleton has been found in a parking lot , archaeologists are turning their attention to Alfred the Great. The Anglo-Saxon king, who ruled from 871 to 899, is believed to be buried in an unmarked grave at England's St. Bartholomew's Church, and researchers are... More »

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