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Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial a provisional guide by Rupert Leo Scott Bruce-Mitford

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Published by Trustees of the British Museum in London .
Written in English


  • Ship burials.,
  • Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (England),
  • Suffolk (England) -- Antiquities

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Statement[written by R.L.S. Bruce-Mitford]
ContributionsBritish Museum. Dept. of British and Mediaeval Antiquities.
LC ClassificationsGT3380 B7
The Physical Object
Pagination62 p. :
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14335441M

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Sutton Hoo was in the kingdom of East Anglia and the coin dates suggest that it may be the burial of King Raedwald, who died around The Sutton Hoo ship burial provides remarkable insights into early Anglo-Saxon England. It reveals a place of exquisite craftsmanship and extensive international connections, spanning Europe and beyond. This is one of the standard introductory books to the Sutton Hoo treasures. It is quite a short guide covering the essentials of the Anglo Saxon ship burial finds. It does concentrate on the major finds from the royal ship burial as it is these that are housed in the British Museum, but it does outline the history of the discovery/5(17). Purse lid from the Sutton Hoo ship burial Wealth, and its public display, was probably used to establish status in early Anglo-Saxon society much as it is today. The purse lid from Sutton Hoo is the richest of its kind yet found. The Dig is a historical novel by John Preston, published in May , set in the context of the Anglo-Saxon ship burial excavation at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, novel has been widely reviewed as "an account of the excavation at Sutton Hoo in ". [citation needed] The dust jacket describes it as "a brilliantly realized account of the most famous archaeological dig Author: John Preston.

At the heart of the Sutton Hoo ship burial was a chamber surrounded by riches from Byzantium and beyond, pointing to the existence of international connections.. The origin of the term 'Viking' is uncertain, perhaps coming from Old Norse words for pirates, seaborne expeditions, or an area in south-eastern Norway called Viken. A double-edged sword, such as that on display, were . The Sutton Hoo Ship Burial The Sutton Hoo burial ground, on an escarpment overlooking the River Deben in Suffolk, dates to the late sixth/early seventh century. The discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship was made by local archaeologist Basil Brown, .   Located near Woodbridge, Suffolk, Sutton Hoo is home to two burial mounds from the 6th and 7th centuries — the latter a ship burial. The undisturbed burial site is . In a series of mounds at Sutton Hoo in England revealed their astounding contents: the remains of an Anglo-Saxon funerary ship and a huge cache of seventh-century royal treasure.

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