Have remains of King Alfred the Great been found?

A search is underway for the final resting place of Alfred the Great.

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Have King Alfred's remains been found in Hampshire?

The King Alfred statue in Winchester Credit: PA

The bones of King Alfred the Great or his son, Edward the Elder, are believed to have been found in a box stored in a museum in Hampshire - and not buried in an unmarked grave at St Bartholomew's Church in Winchester as previously thought.

Tests have shown that those remains were not the influential warrior king but further investigations have uncovered a pelvis bone which had been in storage at Winchester City Museum from a previous excavation carried out at the end of the 1990s.

Carbon dating has shown that this bone dates back to 895-1017, which scientists from the University of Winchester believe ties in with the death of the two kings and is unlikely to have come from anyone apart from the father or the son.

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