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Secrets of ‘king’ bones revealed
5:00am Friday 17th January 2014 in News
MORE about the search for King Alfred the Great is due to be revealed today.
Archaeologists and researchers are due to hold a press conference at noon to outline previously secret details about the project to probe the final resting place of the king, pictured.
Last year historians exhumed bones from a grave at St Bartholomew’s church in Hyde, Winchester.
Alfred, who defeated the Vikings and founded the Royal Navy, was buried in Hyde Abbey but his bones are thought to have been reburied at St Bartholomew’s.
The project was filmed by the BBC and The Search for Alfred the Great, presented by Neil Oliver, will be broadcast on BBC2 on Tuesday, January 21 at 9pm.
The press conference will be hosted by the University of Winchester and the Hyde900 community group.
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