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Archaeologists excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Cambridgeshire say the discovery of a woman buried with a cow is a “genuinely bizarre” find.

The grave was uncovered in Oakington by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire.

At first it was thought the animal skeleton was a horse.

Student Jake Nuttall said: “Male warriors might be buried with horses, but a woman and a cow is new to us.”

He added: “We were excited when we thought we had a horse, but realising it was a cow made it even more bizarre.” Read more.

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    You really do learn/find something new every day. Maybe she just really liked that cow ok? I’m sure there are multiple...
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    Not really that surprising a find, considering back then women were nothing more than cattle except maybe their ability...
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