Earliest UK Monastic Site?

A monastic site near Glastonbury, which according to legend was visited by King Arthur, is the earliest uncovered in the UK, new tests show.

CHR Comment: The excavation is uncovering numerous graves. The dates are based on carbon dating.

Source: Beckery Chapel near Glastonbury ‘earliest known UK monastic life’ – BBC News

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Archaeologists Locate Lindisfarne monastery

A crowd-funded archaeology dig has uncovered evidence of the lost medieval monastery where the Lindisfarne Gospels were written.

CHR Comment: The site yields important information about early Anglo-Saxon Christians, examples of their artistry, and the result of attacks by the Vikings. The monastery was founded in 635 AD but researchers had not identified its exact location.

The article mentions the importance of “frith” in Anglo-Saxon names (also spelled “vride”). The word is related to the modern German term “friede,” which means “peace” or “security,” and was an important ideal in Germanic society and law.

Source: Archaeologists dig up Christian grave marker that pinpoints site of first Lindisfarne monastery | Christian News on Christian Today