The 7th century gold belt buckle found at Sutton Hoo ship burial, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

The 7th century gold belt buckle found at Sutton Hoo ship burial, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.

Sutton Hoo Suffolk ... a fabulous day out for the family exploring this National…

Sutton Hoo Suffolk ... a fabulous day out for the family exploring this National…

Sutton Hoo Purse..The base was made of bone or ivory overlain with seven decorative plaques worked in gold with cloisonne garnets and millefiori glass. The purse held gold coins and ingots

Sutton Hoo Purse..The base was made of bone or ivory overlain with seven decorative plaques worked in gold with cloisonne garnets and millefiori glass. The purse held gold coins and ingots

Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, Purse Lid detail with Wolves    Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, c. 700 (British Museum, London)

Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, Purse Lid detail with Wolves Sutton Hoo Ship Burial, c. 700 (British Museum, London)

Have a look at what the British Museum put up! "In Anglo-Saxon art there is always more than meets the eye."

Have a look at what the British Museum put up! "In Anglo-Saxon art there is always more than meets the eye."

Anglo-Saxon shoulder clasp; late 6th-early 7th, Sutton Hoo, England  Half of a gold shoulder-clasp; the plain gold pin has an animal-head terminal in filigree. Central panel filled with millefiori glass and garnet cells is bordered on each side with designs of interlacing beasts, their bodies formed of inlaid garnets and their eyes of blue glass. Two interlinked garnet cloisonné boars compose the rounded end.  Medium: gold, glass, garnet; millefiori, inlaid, granulation, filigree, cloisonné

Anglo-Saxon shoulder clasp; late 6th-early 7th, Sutton Hoo, England Half of a gold shoulder-clasp; the plain gold pin has an animal-head terminal in filigree. Central panel filled with millefiori glass and garnet cells is bordered on each side with designs of interlacing beasts, their bodies formed of inlaid garnets and their eyes of blue glass. Two interlinked garnet cloisonné boars compose the rounded end. Medium: gold, glass, garnet; millefiori, inlaid, granulation, filigree, cloisonné

Photographs which show the 1939 excavation of the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo have emerged for the first time.

Unseen photographs of 1939 excavation of Sutton Hoo discovered

Photographs which show the 1939 excavation of the Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo have emerged for the first time.

In 1939, Basil Brown carefully unearthed a stain showing the outline of a giant ship after finding ship-rivets in the soil. The ship was 27m long. They then discovered that the buried ship had not been looted. A Cambridge University Archaeologist, Charles Philips, was brought in to lead a team in excavating the burial chamber. The Anglo Saxon Sutton Hoo Hoard

In 1939, Basil Brown carefully unearthed a stain showing the outline of a giant ship after finding ship-rivets in the soil. The ship was 27m long. They then discovered that the buried ship had not been looted. A Cambridge University Archaeologist, Charles Philips, was brought in to lead a team in excavating the burial chamber. The Anglo Saxon Sutton Hoo Hoard

7th-Century Anglo Saxon Helmet -- 6th-7th Century CE -- Excavated from Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk -- British Museum, London

7th-Century Anglo Saxon Helmet -- 6th-7th Century CE -- Excavated from Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk -- British Museum, London

British Museum, London Sutton Hoo ship burial, early Anglo-Saxon period - shoulder clasps

British Museum, London Sutton Hoo ship burial, early Anglo-Saxon period - shoulder clasps

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