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Anglo-Saxon Archaeology

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FC: Anglo-Saxon Archaeology By:Justin Brooks

1: Anglo-Saxon Archaeology Justin Brooks

2: Sutton Hoo was a ship burial that took place in 620 AD. In 1939, archaeologists unearthed this astonishing ship in Woodbridge, Suffolk. This discovery included finding such things as gold weapons, armour, inlaid ornaments, silverware, and tableware. The king of East Anglia, Redwald, was also buried on this ship. He was the first king to pay any heed to Christianity. It is the largest Anglo-Saxon ship to ever be discovered.

3: The Sutton Hoo Society was a group of Anglo-Saxon burial mounds which overlooked the River Deben in Suffolk, England,

4: The three cemeteries at RAF Lakenheath also uncovered a lot of history with Anglo-Saxon culture. This was an excavation from 1997-2007 which uncovered a total of 394 inhumation and 17 cremation burials. Cemeteries ERL 104 and 114 were the only two that were close to being fully excavated.

5: in 1987, Archaeologists discovered a rich collection of predominately Middle-Saxon metalwork. It was dug up at the Anglian site at the Burrow House Farm and they used metal detectors for their discoveries.

6: THE PRITTLEWELL PRINCE | In October 2003, The Museum of London Archaeology Service began their investigation at Prittlewell. They were doing this to make road improvements on a site of a well-known Anglo-Saxon Cemetery. Their recoverings were extraordinary. The size, quality, and quantity buried there left little doubt that it was a princely burial in 7th Century AD. It was arguably been the most important burial found since the 1939 discovery of the great ship at Sutton Hoo.

7: Terry Herbert, a jobless man living on welfare, made an incredible find in an English field in 2009. He found a hoard of treasure, dating from 7th century AD which included 1,500 pieces of intricately worked gold and silver. This included 11 lbs. of gold and 5.5 lbs. of silver. Archaeologists estimated it at $1.6 million but said it could be many times that today.

8: A series of remarkable finds were discovered in November 2009 at the Kirkleatham Museum in North England. They revealed jewels from an Anglo-Saxon princess. | The findings, which included spectacular jewelry, weapons, and items of clothing were found at 109-gravesite that date back to 7th century AD. They say their might be a connection to Princess Hilda, who founded an abbey on Whitby Headland in 657 AD.'

9: The British Museum holds a great amount of Anglo-Saxon objects. It includes the Sutton Hoo helmet and belt buckle and many other objects found around the World.

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