Event: Exhumation, Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating, Tomb-making/openingĘthelthryth 2.translation
||Seaxburg 1 decided that Ęthelthryth 2's bones should be raised and placed in a new coffin.
Primary Source Info
||... leuari ossa eius et in locello nouo posita
|Date from Source
||16 years after Ęthelthryth 2 had been buried
*The new sarcophagus was still venerated in Bede 1's day.
Persons associated with this Event:
(Queen of Kent; abbess of Ely, c.679-c.700) : She ordered some of the brothers to look for some blocks of stone from which to make a coffin.
(Brothers at Ely monastery who went to look for some stones for a new coffin) : They got into a boat and found a coffin beautifully made of white marble, with a close-fitting lid.
(Saint, d. 679; Abbess of Ely; Queen of Northumbria) : When her tomb was opened her body was found to be uncorrupted.
(Bishop of York and Saint, d.709)
(Physician) : The doctor who had performed surgery on Ęthelthryth 2's tumor before she died.
(Maidens who washed Ęthelthryth 2's body) : They washed her body, wrapped it in new robes, carried it into the church and placed it in the new sarcophagus, which seemed to be exactly shaped for her size.
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