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Archaeologists uncover Britain's oldest hospital

21st October 2010

Archaeologists believe they have uncovered what may be Britain’s earliest known hospital.

Some burials may have taken place at the former leper hospital in Winchester, Hampshire, at some stage between 960 and 1030 AD, according to radio carbon testing. Artefacts have also been found at the site and relate to the same period. Historians had initially thought hospitals did not exist in England until after the Norman Conquest but the find is significant and points to the existence of Anglo Saxon hospitals.

 

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Article Information

Title: Archaeologists uncover Britain's oldest hospital
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 16473
Date Added: 21st Oct 2010

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