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Composer's Summer Home Unearthed

Friday, October 11, 2013

(Public Domain)KING’S LYNN, ENGLAND—Archaeologists uncovered the remains of a wall thought to be part of the summer home of the Burney family. Charles Burney was an eighteenth-century organist, composer, and musical historian; his daughter was author Fanny Burney. “It was exciting to find the wall was still standing and not just rubble,” said Paul Richards, town historian and president of the King’s Lynn Archaeological Society.