400-year-old crucifix dug up by college student Anna Sparrow in Canada

FERRYLAND, Newfoundland - An archaeology student in Canada made a tiny but historic discovery at the site of an English settlement.

Anna Sparrow had spent hours carefully sifting through dirt, broken pottery and glass when she unearthed a 400-year-old copper crucifix.

Sparrow says she's surprised to make such an important find because she is a self-proclaimed novice.

"I wasn't expecting to find something quite so spectacular, especially not in my second week. It was very exciting," said Sparrow.

The cross is a little more than an inch wide and the top portion is missing.

It shows the crucifixion on one side and the Virgin Mary on the other.

Courtesy: CNN Newsource

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