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Sibertswold Downs Grave 1

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posted on 10.11.2021, 14:43 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
The tumulus was of about the middle size; the grave was about two feet and a half deep, reckoning from the natural surface of the ground; the feet of it pointed to the east, or very near it. The bones were almost gone; the coffin, which had passed the fire, like those already described, shewed its shape so plainly in the chalk, that its form evidently appeared to have come nearer to that of those now-a-days in use, than any I had met with before. We found nothing here but the iron blade of a knife, as heretofore.

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Date excavated

July 13th, 1772

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Faussett 1856

Page number

103

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