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Medieval Feasting Hall Discovered Under English Village Green

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We're talking about an medieval "feasting hall". Archaeologists have discovered remnants of a 1,300-year-old Anglo Saxon site just inches below a village green in the south-eastern corner of England.

According to archaeologist, elite Anglo Saxons gathered there to party: "It would have been a pretty lively gathering probably fueled by lots of meade (& wine) probably drunk from colorful and prestigious glass vessels."

Can you name the English county where the site is located and that looks out on the Straits of Dover and the English Channel?

Gabor Thomas led the team of archaeologists from the University of Reading, Britain that's been excavating what once was a medieval "feasting hall" under a village green in Lyminge in the county of Kent, England.

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    Aerial view of the excavated Anglo-Saxon feasting hall found below the village green in Lyminge, Kent (Photo: University of Reading)

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    © Dr Alexandra Knox

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    Aerial view of the excavated Anglo-Saxon feasting hall found below the village green in Lyminge, Kent (Photo: University of Reading)

    Credit:

    © Dr Alexandra Knox