Diggers Find England’s Oldest Prayer Beads on Lindisfarne Holy Island!

Lindisfarne Castle on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is currently part of crowdfunded archaeological digs through DigVentures, and their most recent find were prayer beads made from salmon vertebrae. Source: Chris Combe / CC BY 2.0

Archaeologists exploring Lindisfarne, an island known for its rich religious history – including the first Viking invasion – have recovered the oldest prayer beads ever found in England.


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