Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Archaeology Update

Experts may have found bones of English princess: "More than 1,000 years after she was carted off to Germany to marry an ambitious Saxon duke, experts believe they have identified the body of Princess Eadgyth.
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Eadgyth was born at the dawn of the 10th century, when England was still divided into a patchwork of Anglo-Saxon and Viking fiefdoms. Her brother King Athelstan kicked the Vikings out of York and routed the Scots and Irish in a massive battle around 937."

1 comment:

Deb said...

Eadgyth? Athelstan? Maybe names like Neytiri, Toruk, and Pandora aren't so bad after all.