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Anglo Saxon Cross Found in England’s County Durham

Thursday, September 26, 2013

FROSTERLEY, ENGLAND--A section of an Anglo-Saxon cross has been uncovered at the site of a thirteenth-century church in northern England. The eighth-century stone cross was carved from limestone, which is not native to the area. Paul Frodsham, head of the excavation project, thinks the cross may have come from a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon monastery in north Yorkshire. “What we have is the left point arm of the cross and by comparison to other crosses elsewhere we know it is Anglo Saxon,” he said. Excavators and volunteers also found a thirteenth-century font in the chapel that was carved from local marble.