Reburial for Anglo Saxon remains

SkeletonAbout 3,000 skeletons are to be reburied in an Anglo-Saxon ceremony at a North Lincolnshire church where they were discovered almost 30 years ago.

 http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/7283445.stm

A spokesman for English Heritage said the service on Friday evening would be spoken in Anglo Saxon, as a mark of respect.

Thoughts? Act of respect or shameless stunt?

I tend to agree with the concept though… but what about the Neolithic and Bronze Age bodies… do we carry out ceremonies we don’t know in a language we don’t know?

hum……………
 

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