Sutton hoo

These rivers formed paths of entry to East Anglia during the continental migrations to Britain of the fifth and sixth centuries, following the end of Roman imperial rule, and their control was important both in Roman and Anglo-Saxon times. Two bronze-gilt dragon heads feature on either end of the iron crest running from the front to the rear of the skull cap.

About 7 miles 15 km from the sea, it overlooks the inland waters of the tidal estuary a little below the lowest convenient fording place. The Age of Sutton Hoo. Hambledon and London, The majority of the important Anglo-Saxon artifacts were found in only a couple of mounds. Professor Henderson, summarizing, calls the ship treasures "the first proven hothouse for the incubation of the Insular style.

The path narrows and turns left alongside a fence on its way to the river. This included the extremely rare survival of a long coat of ring-mailmade of alternate rows of welded and riveted iron links, [82] two hanging bowls, [83] leather shoes, [84] a cushion stuffed with feathers, folded objects of leather and a wooden platter.

Still, it is fascinating to think that there is so much history in Suffolk, not just in the earth but in the stories which has shaped England as well. The gold and garnet fittings show the creative fusion of foregoing techniques and motifs derived from them, by a master-goldsmith working for such a patron.

Artefacts near the body have been identified as regaliapointing to its being that of a king. A large quantity of material including metal objects and textiles was formed into two folded or packed heaps on the east end of the central wooden structure.

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Sutton Hoo

The shield bore two fine metal mounts, one depicting a predatory bird not unlike the shield from the ship and the other a thin dragon -like creature, and the boss-stud was also ornamented.

The man in Mound 5 had died from weapon blows to the skull. Finally the burial was completed by the construction of a long and high oval mound which not only completely covered the ship but rose above the horizon at the west or riverward side of the Sutton Hoo cemetery.

A Warrior's Grave at Sutton Hoo

In the north-west corner of his grave was a bridlemounted with circular gilt bronze plaques with interlace ornamentation. One was a stamped black earthenware urn of late sixth century type. Archaeologists have speculated that such a centre may have existed at Rendlesham, MeltonBromeswell or at Sutton Hoo.

She was about 27 meters c 90 feet long, pointed at either end with tall rising stem and stern posts, widening to about 4. The heavy oak vessel had been hauled from the river up the hill and lowered into a prepared trench, so only the tops of the stem and stern posts rose above the land surface.

Vision and Image in Early Christian England. Cross a stile and turn left across a field then cross another stile and turn right along a lane. At the end of the wood, the path swings half-left across a field then passes through a hedge on to a lane.

These are the work of a master-goldsmith who had access to an East Anglian armoury containing the objects used as pattern sources. Most were ransacked before they could be excavated by trained archaeologists. Twenty-six wooden frames strengthened the form within, more numerous near the stern where a steering-oar might be attached.

There are also similarities with burials in Scandinavian countries. Hence it was possible to survey and describe what was merely a ghost of the original ship. Two other color-patterned textiles, near the head and foot of the body area, resemble Scandinavian work of the same period.

One of the items discovered in a burial chamber was an entire ship and its contents. Excavations and Surveys — Pretty throughout, gave his testimony with the rest, and it was decided that since the treasure was buried without any intention of recovery, it was the property of Mrs.

It is thought the ship was hauled to the site from the nearby River Deben.Sutton Hoo will be open as normal until 30 Septemberwhen the site will be closed until early in order for us to complete our exciting transformation project ‘Releasing the Sutton Hoo Story’.

The Sutton Hoo helmet is a decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet which was discovered during the excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial. It was buried around and is widely believed to have been the helmet of King Rædwald of East Anglia, and its elaborate decoration may have given it a secondary function akin to a crown.

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Burial in Anglo-Saxon England

As Sutton Hoo closes after 30 September to begin major transformation works across the site, we’re embarking on a county-wide roadshow with our beautiful replicas.

If you can’t come to Sutton Hoo, Sutton Hoo will come to you! We’re embarking on a £4million project to transform your experience. Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, estate near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, that is the site of an early medieval burial ground that includes the grave or cenotaph of an Anglo-Saxon king.

The burial, one of the richest Germanic burials found in Europe, contained a ship fully equipped for the afterlife (but with no body). Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemetery contained an undisturbed ship-burial, including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artefacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, most of which are now in the British Museum in London.

The site is in the care of the National Trust.

Sutton hoo
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