Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two and early cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical a
Sutton Hoo Burial Mounds. If we called it 'The Sutton Hoo Viking Burial' we'd probably double our visitor numbers," says Wainwright, laughing. "So in the end we decided to focus on the site, while doing a major PR job for the Anglo-Saxons." They also had to contend with the fact that most of the actual treasure – apart from a rotating selection of objects lent each year – resides in the British Museum.
AD 700 – Sutton Hoo is an Anglo Saxon burial site, possibly of a king of East Anglia, Rædwald. No body was found and some people believe that the burial ship was a cenotaph others believe that the acidic soil destroyed any remains.
The century Sutton Hoo ship burial in Suffolk, England, seen here in a recently discovered 1939 photo, was discovered and excavated during the time Tolkien was writing The Lord of the Rings. Something he surely would have been aware of.
One of my ‘when I get time’ projects has been doing up a digital version of the sword pyramids from Sutton Hoo. They’re a set of small pyramid fittings associated with the Sutton Hoo sword. Garnet cloisonne in gold, […]