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Bekesbourne Grave 20

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:48 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
No appearance of any tumulus, the surface of the ground being quite level. Nor could we have discovered the grave, but by the use of the instrument described at page 87 of this Inventory, and which I have named a probe. This grave (if it was one) was about two feet and a half deep, and pointed, like the rest, due east and west, and was dug like them in firm chalk. It was much narrower and longer than the graves usually are, and had the appearance of a small grip or ditch. In the bottom of it there were about two gallons of wood, coals, and ashes. I examined them very carefully, but could not perceive any remains of bones among them.

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Date excavated

28th May, 1773

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Faussett 1856

Page number

149

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