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Excavating a Saxon grave | by Wessex Archaeology
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Excavating a Saxon grave

Operation Nightingale is a ground-breaking military initiative. It utilises archaeology to aid the recovery and skill development of soldiers injured in conflict. Soldiers are developing new skills and confidence while excavating sites all over the country. Several of these sites are considered to be at risk. Operation Nightingale teamed up with Wessex Archaeology in 2012 to excavate a Bronze Age burial mound and Saxon cemetery at Barrow Clump, in the Salisbury Plain Training Area.


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Taken on July 5, 2012