Trumpington Cross goes on display for the first time

The Trumpington Cross, made of gold and garnet, was found on the skeleton of a 14-18-year-old female laid to rest in the extremely rare ‘bed burial’ ceremony on the site of Trumpington Meadows.

Click here view a YouTube video from Cambridge University

Thought to be worth in excess of £80,000, the cross has been generously gifted, under the 1996 Treasures Act, to Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA).

It has been donated by Grosvenor, the owners of the land upon which Cambridge University archaeologists discovered the burial site in 2011.

The cross and other artefacts are on display at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge in Downing Street, Cambridge.

Read more about the discovery of the Trumpington Cross

 

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