The Search for Alfred the Great: Debate over further excavations

In January 2014, it was announced that a piece of pelvic bone that could belong to Alfred the Great or Edward the Elder, or another male member of Alfred’s close family, had been uncovered in Winchester. This sparked a renewed interest in King Alfred and in the excavations at Hyde Abbey in the late 1990’s where the piece of bone was found. It also lead to the question of whether further investigation of Hyde Abbey would take place. This in turn has has caused quite a debate, as further excavation of the site would mean digging up Hyde Abbey Garden.

Report courtesy of the Hampshire Chronicle.
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