Tag Archive: 6th Century

Colchester dig uncovers ‘spearmen’ skeletons

The teeth of the tribal warriors will be tested to find out how old they are The bones of two Anglo-Saxon soldiers have been discovered beneath former Army barracks in Colchester. They may have lived and fought in the 5th or 6th Century AD, Colchester Archaeological Trust said. The bodies had shields on their chests,…

Albanian town halts construction after finding 1,500-year-old tomb

A redevelopment project Durres, Albania town has been halted after construction work discovered a sixth-century tomb. Officials hailed the delay as a landmark decision in this impoverished Balkan country, where rampant construction often obliterates cultural heritage such as archeological sites. Vangjel Stamo of Albania’s archeological service said Tuesday that recent development in Durres has “damaged…