What artefacts were found at Sutton Hoo?

What artefacts were found at Sutton Hoo?

The artefacts comprise what is considered the greatest treasure ever discovered in the United Kingdom. Those found in the burial chamber include a suite of metalwork dress fittings in gold and gems, a ceremonial helmet, a shield and sword, a lyre, and silver plate from the Byzantine Empire.

What treasure was at Sutton Hoo?

At its centre was a ruined burial chamber packed with treasures: Byzantine silverware, sumptuous gold jewellery, a lavish feasting set, and, most famously, an ornate iron helmet. Dating to the early AD 600s, this outstanding burial clearly commemorated a leading figure of East Anglia, the local Anglo-Saxon kingdom.

What was in the other mounds at Sutton Hoo?

Most of the mounds were robbed, largely in the Tudor period, and much of what was there was lost, but two mounds escaped this fate – the Great Ship Burial or King’s Mound One and the Horseman’s Mound.

Is Sutton Hoo at the British Museum?

The Sutton Hoo ship-burial is on permanent display, year-round, in Room 41 at the British Museum. A small display of archival material relating to Sutton Hoo is now on display in Room 2, until September 2019, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its discovery.

How did the Sutton Hoo come to the British Museum?

The most iconic object from the Sutton Hoo site, an incredibly rich and undisturbed ship burial of a wealthy Anglo Saxon individual – probably a king – dating from early 7th century East Anglia. Objects from the burial include a hoard of coins and intricately worked objects of gold, jewels, and leather. How did it come to the British Museum?

When did Basil Brown start digging at Sutton Hoo?

This served him well when he started work as an archaeological contractor for Ipswich Museum in 1935. It was through his connections with Ipswich Museum that Basil Brown came to Sutton Hoo in 1938 to begin the excavation.

Who was buried on the ship Sutton Hoo?

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 625. The Sutton Hoo ship burial provides remarkable insights into early Anglo-Saxon England.

How many objects are in the British Museum?

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