Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
Release Date: 2011
A slim souvenir style book, packed full of beautiful pictures of the famous artefacts discovered at Sutton Hoo. The text looks at the history of archaeology at the site, the context of the burial and at what the various finds can tell us about early Anglo-Saxon kingship.
Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Social Science
The director of the most recent excavation at the Sutton Hoo burial site in England--one of the most significant archaeological discoveries in Europe--traces its exploration and the revelations it offers about the medieval kingdom of East Anglia. UP.
Author: Martin Carver
Release Date: 2017-05-19
The Sutton Hoo ship-burial is one of the most significant finds ever made in Europe. It lies in a burial ground which contains all the elements of archaeological mystery: seventeen mounds, buried treasure, and sacrificed horses. In this very accessible book, Martin Carver explains what we know of this site, at which the leaders of the Dark Age kingdom of East Anglia signalled the pagan and maritime nature of their court. This is the story not only of this dramatic place, but also of its exploration over half a century, which amounts to a potted history of British archaeology.
On the eve of the Second World War, Mrs Edith Pretty witnesses a phantom army battling in the sky above her land. She sets out to discover just what is buried under Sutton Hoo, discovering a long forgotten king's treasure. This is a fictional story based on the Anglo-Saxon treasures discovered at Sutton Hoo in 1939, and Bede's story of King Edwin and King Readwald's alliance against King Ethelfrid as he wrote in Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. There is a complete show supplied, ready to perform complete with script, historical fact sheets, and a Art Pack showing how to make the costumes, scenery and props. A CD is supplied with both rehearsal and performance backing tracks.
This book on Great Treasures, is the 24th book in World Famous Series in English. For centuries treasure hunting has remained an exciting and unending pursuit of enterprising enthusiasts who often risked their lives to solve the mysteries of hidden treasures. On account of such enterprises today we know about the unearthing of the culture and lifestyles of many bygone civilisations. In this book all topics are based on facts and history and include everything important since the evolution of universe and life. The text is authentic and the language is lucid so that the reader unknowingly gets swayed into a new world of thrill without feeling the strain of reading.
Author: Ian Dennis Jenkins
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release Date: 2007
The Parthenon sculptures in the British Museum are unrivaled examples of classical Greek art, an inspiration to artists and writers since their creation in the fifth century bce. A superb visual introduction to these wonders of antiquity, this book offers a photographic tour of the most famous of the surviving sculptures from ancient Greece, viewed within their cultural and art-historical context. Ian Jenkins offers an account of the history of the Parthenon and its architectural refinements. He introduces the sculptures as architecture--pediments, metopes, Ionic frieze--and provides an overview of their subject matter and possible meaning for the people of ancient Athens. Accompanying photographs focus on the pediment sculptures that filled the triangular gables at each end of the temple; the metopes that crowned the architrave surmounting the outer columns; and the frieze that ran around the four sides of the building, inside the colonnade. Comparative images, showing the sculptures in full and fine detail, bring out particular features of design and help to contrast Greek ideas with those of other cultures. The book further reflects on how, over 2,500 years, the cultural identity of the Parthenon sculptures has changed. In particular, Jenkins expands on the irony of our intimate knowledge and appreciation of the sculptures--a relationship far more intense than that experienced by their ancient, intended spectators--as they have been transformed from architectural ornaments into objects of art.
Author: Fred Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-01
GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, Fourteenth Edition, provides you with a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world’s great artistic traditions, plus many great features that make it easier for you to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, the latest edition of the most widely read art history book in the English language continues to evolve, incorporating new artists and art works and providing a rich cultural backdrop for each of the covered periods and geographical locations. A unique scale feature will help you better visualize the actual size of the artworks shown in the book. Within each chapter, the Framing the Era overviews, a new timeline, and the chapter-ending section entitled The Big Picture will help you review for exams. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
As fascinating as a real visit to the world's famous museums and architectural sites, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: A GLOBAL HISTORY gives you a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated tour of the world's great artistic traditions—plus all the study tools you need to excel in your art history course! Easy to read and understand, you'll also find materials that will help you master the key topics quickly and help you study for your exams—for example, "The Big Picture" overviews at the end of every chapter, and ArtStudy Online (a free interactive study guide that includes flash cards of images and quizzes).
Author: Sonja Marzinzik
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
Release Date: 2007-12-30
A warrior's face - the strong brows inlaid with red garnets, the nose and mouth gilded and its surface tinned a silvery colour - this is how the Sutton Hoo helmet once appeared to those who saw it. Beautifully crafted and visually stunning, it would have inspired awe. But it was also fully capable of protecting its wearer in battle. This book explains how it was discovered together with other priceless treasures including a ship in the great mound at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, by the archaeologist Basil Brown in the late 1930s. He was employed by the owner of the estate, Mrs Edith Pretty, who generously donated the whole find to the British Museum. After painstaking reconstruction, experts were able to compare this very rare helmet to the few others dating to the same period, and also to speculate for whom it might have been created. Today, some 1,400 years after it was buried, it is the centrepiece for the Sutton Hoo burial exhibit in the British Museum - a remarkable testament to Anglo-Saxon power and artistic skill.
Author: Lionel and Patricia Fanthorpe
Release Date: 2009-03-23
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Treasures of many kinds still lie hidden below crumbling castles and ruined monasteries; in macabre tombs; in subterranean labyrinths and sinister caverns. Many sunken treasures lie beneath the seas, oceans and lakes of the world. Vast stores of pirate gold are still hidden on many a real life treasure island such as Oak Island at Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Many treasures were looted, hidden and lost after the two World Wars - Hermann Goering, for example, one of most powerful leaders of Nazi Germany, is strongly suspected of hiding huge treasures at Veldenstein and Lake Zeller. This fascinating, expertly researched book brilliantly reveals all these unsolved mysteries. The final section covers useful ideas for treasure-seekers: the study of old maps and charts; coded messages; secret symbols; and intensive research into the lives and locations of those people through out history who probably in all certainty, had treasure to hide.