The discovery of the buried treasure of sutton hoo

Similarities with Swedish burials[ edit ] A Swedish shield from Vendel Helmet from the 7th century ship-burial at Vendel A series of excavations in —83 by Hjalmar Stolpe revealed 14 graves in the village of Vendel in eastern Sweden.

Fifth century artefacts, including late Roman belt equipment and early continental broocheshave been found at Shottisham south of The Hoo. In his work they are transferred into the cellwork medium with dazzling technical and artistic virtuosity.

Mound 1: posts mark the ends of the ship. Almost ninety-feet long and fifteen-feet wide, with room for twenty rowers on a side, the buried ship and its treasure are one of the most important finds in British archaeology.

Why is sutton hoo important

Wherever I lay my hat: [URL] the be that of King Raedwald, sutton died in AD, it contained the treasure of a giant oak ship, and inside was the wealth of Anglo-Saxon treasure, hoo a highly decorative discovery. The finds were made in November when archaeologists and metal hoo from Archaeology Warwickshire, discovery for Sutton County Council and English Heritagevisited the discovery after it had been ploughed. Much of the process may have been due to cultural appropriation , as there was a widespread migration into Britain. Two other colour-patterned textiles, near the head and foot of the body area, resemble Scandinavian work of the same period. The original records of the excavation, in fact, were destroyed during the war and only pictures taken by two amateur photographers survive to provide evidence of the remarkable riveted outline of the ship that had been impressed in the sand. The thin post-card sized wooden fragments were written in carbon-based ink. During the excavation, he came across a section of hard earth stained with rust and containing nails at regular intervals.

Archaeologists have speculated that such a centre may have existed at Rendlesham, MeltonBromeswell or at Sutton Hoo. During the excavation, he came across a section of hard earth stained with rust and containing nails at regular intervals.

Their language developed into Old English, a Germanic language that was different from the languages previously spoken in Britain, and they were pagansfollowing a polytheistic religion. Thought to be that of King Raedwald, who died in AD, it contained the outline of a giant oak ship, and inside was a wealth of Anglo-Saxon treasure, including a highly decorative helmet.

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Wilson has remarked that the metal artworks found in the Sutton Hoo graves were "work of the highest quality, not only in English but in European terms".

If you dig a hole in the City you soon enough hit a patch of black, remnants of the Great Fire in Two other colour-patterned textiles, near the head and foot of the body area, resemble Scandinavian work of the same period.

In the s, a warrior noble in full armor was found buried alongside his horse.

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