Treasures From Sutton Hoo

Author : Gareth Williams
ISBN : 0714128252
Genre : History
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A slim souvenir style book, packed full of beautiful pictures of the famous artefacts discovered at Sutton Hoo. The text looks at the history of archaeology at the site, the context of the burial and at what the various finds can tell us about early Anglo-Saxon kingship.
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The Treasure Of Sutton Hoo

Author : Bernice Grohskopf
ISBN : 0595137903
Genre : History
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The Treasure of Sutton Hoo is the only book published in the USA about this significant excavation of an Anglo-Saxon king's ship burial. Priceless treasure found in the burial chamber, the finest collection of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship in gold, silver and garnet, could have come only from a royal treasury.
Category: History

A King S Treasure

Author : Katherine East
ISBN : 0722657382
Genre : History
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Archaeological Sites In Suffolk

Author : Books, LLC
ISBN : 1156730023
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 30. Chapters: Sutton Hoo, Hoxne Hoard, Burnt Fen, Mildenhall Treasure, Wickham Market Hoard, Purse Cover from Sutton Hoo Burial, Bytham River, Ipswich Hoard, Landguard Fort, Snape boat grave. Excerpt: Sutton Hoo, near to Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk, is the site of two sixth and early seventh century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, which are now held in the British Museum in London. Other sites before then had already produced significant finds, but many had been looted. Sutton Hoo is of a primary importance to early medieval historians because it sheds light on a period of English history which is on the margin between myth, legend and historical documentation. Use of the site culminated at a time when R dwald, the ruler of East Anglia, held senior power among the English people, and played a dynamic if ambiguous part in the establishment of Christian rulership in England; it is generally thought most likely that he is the person buried in the ship. The site has been vital in understanding the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia and the whole early Anglo-Saxon period. The ship-burial, probably dating from the early 7th century and excavated in 1939, is one of the most magnificent archaeological finds in England for its size and completeness, far-reaching connections, the quality and beauty of its contents, and for the profound interest of the burial ritual itself. The initial excavation was privately sponsored by the landowner, but when the significance of the find became apparent, national experts took over. Subsequent archaeological campaigns, particularly in the late 1960s and late 1980s, have explored the wider site and many other individual burials. The most significant artefacts fro...

Sutton Hoo

Author : M. O. H. Carver
ISBN : 0812234553
Genre : Social Science
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The director of the most recent excavation at the Sutton Hoo burial site in England--one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Europe--traces its exploration and the revelations it offers about the medieval kingdom of East Anglia. UP.
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Saxon King

Author : Katherine Brookes
ISBN : 1905123213
Genre : Musicals
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On the eve of the Second World War, Mrs Edith Pretty witnesses a phantom army battling in the sky above her land. She sets out to discover just what is buried under Sutton Hoo, discovering a long forgotten king's treasure. This is a fictional story based on the Anglo-Saxon treasures discovered at Sutton Hoo in 1939, and Bede's story of King Edwin and King Readwald's alliance against King Ethelfrid as he wrote in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. There is a complete show supplied, ready to perform complete with script, historical fact sheets, and a Art Pack showing how to make the costumes, scenery and props. A CD is supplied with both rehearsal and performance backing tracks.
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The Age Of Sutton Hoo

Author : M. O. H. Carver
ISBN : 0851153615
Genre : History
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`The Sutton Hoo `princely' burials play a pivotal role in any modern discussion of Germanic kingship.'EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE The age of Sutton Hoo runs from the fifth to the eighth century AD - a dark and difficult age, where hard evidence is rare, but glittering and richly varied. Myths, king-lists, place-names, sagas, palaces, belt-buckles, middens and graves are all grist to the archaeologist's mill. This book celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of that most famous burial at Sutton Hoo. Fifty years ago this great treasure, now in the British Museum, was unearthed from the centre of a ninety-foot-long ship buried on remote Suffolk heathland. Included in this volume are 23 wide-ranging essays on the Age of Sutton Hoo and director Martin Carver's summary of the latest excavations, which represent the current state of knowledge about this extraordinary site. That it still has secrets to reveal is shown by the last-minute discovery of a striking burial of a young noble with his horse and grave goods.M.O.H. CARVER is Professor of Archaeology at York University, and Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project.
Category: History

Sutton Hoo Suffolk

Author : Annie Bullen
ISBN : 1843594323
Genre : Anglo-Saxons
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Sutton Hoo is a great deal more than it first appears. After all, it first appears as little more than a series of mysterious mounds in the Suffolk landscape. However, thanks to the curiosity of landowner Mrs Edith Pretty and the patient diligence of her hired archaeologist Basil Brown, these mounds yielded the most significant Anglo-Saxon find ever discovered at that time. Having lain buried for over 1,300 years, the treasures of Sutton Hoo took many years to uncover and there's little doubt that there's yet more to be unearthed. The prominence and wealth of the ship-burial in one of the mounds mark it out as the final resting place of a member of Anglo-Saxon royalty. More significant still is the fact that it and its artifacts lay undisturbed by the Tudor tomb raiders who did for many similar sites, providing modern-day archaeologists with invaluable knowledge about a period of history on the margin between myth, legend, and historical documentation. As fascinating as what was uncovered at Sutton Hoo are the stories surrounding the people involved in the discovery of this Anglo-Saxon burial ground, ensuring that this souvenir guidebook tells you as much about the way that people lived as the way they died.
Category: Anglo-Saxons

Sutton Hoo

Author : Robert Markham
ISBN : WISC:89081789075
Genre : Anglo-Saxons
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