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.
The Treasure of Sutton Hoo is the only book published in the USA about this significant excavation of an Anglo-Saxon king's ship burial. Priceless treasure found in the burial chamber, the finest collection of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship in gold, silver and garnet, could have come only from a royal treasury.
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: John Preston
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Release Date: 2016-04-05
A succinct and witty literary venture that tells the strange story of a priceless treasure discovered in East Anglia on the eve of World War II In the long, hot summer of 1939, Britain is preparing for war, but on a riverside farm in Suffolk there is excitement of another kind. Mrs. Pretty, the widowed owner of the farm, has had her hunch confirmed that the mounds on her land hold buried treasure. As the dig proceeds, it becomes clear that this is no ordinary find. This fictional recreation of the famed Sutton Hoo dig follows three months of intense activity when locals fought outsiders, professionals thwarted amateurs, and love and rivalry flourished in equal measure. As the war looms ever closer, engraved gold peeks through the soil, and each character searches for answers in the buried treasure. Their threads of love, loss, and aspiration weave a common awareness of the past as something that can never truly be left behind.
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: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: Boydell Press
Release Date: 1992
`The Sutton Hoo `princely' burials play a pivotal role in any modern discussion of Germanic kingship.'EARLY MEDIEVAL EUROPE The age of Sutton Hoo runs from the fifth to the eighth century AD - a dark and difficult age, where hard evidence is rare, but glittering and richly varied. Myths, king-lists, place-names, sagas, palaces, belt-buckles, middens and graves are all grist to the archaeologist's mill. This book celebrates the anniversary of the discovery of that most famous burial at Sutton Hoo. Fifty years ago this great treasure, now in the British Museum, was unearthed from the centre of a ninety-foot-long ship buried on remote Suffolk heathland. Included in this volume are 23 wide-ranging essays on the Age of Sutton Hoo and director Martin Carver's summary of the latest excavations, which represent the current state of knowledge about this extraordinary site. That it still has secrets to reveal is shown by the last-minute discovery of a striking burial of a young noble with his horse and grave goods.M.O.H. CARVER is Professor of Archaeology at York University, and Director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project.
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.
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.
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.
Sutton Hoo is a great deal more than it first appears. After all, it first appears as little more than a series of mysterious mounds in the Suffolk landscape. However, thanks to the curiosity of landowner Mrs Edith Pretty and the patient diligence of her hired archaeologist Basil Brown, these mounds yielded the most significant Anglo-Saxon find ever discovered at that time. Having lain buried for over 1,300 years, the treasures of Sutton Hoo took many years to uncover and there's little doubt that there's yet more to be unearthed. The prominence and wealth of the ship-burial in one of the mounds mark it out as the final resting place of a member of Anglo-Saxon royalty. More significant still is the fact that it and its artifacts lay undisturbed by the Tudor tomb raiders who did for many similar sites, providing modern-day archaeologists with invaluable knowledge about a period of history on the margin between myth, legend, and historical documentation. As fascinating as what was uncovered at Sutton Hoo are the stories surrounding the people involved in the discovery of this Anglo-Saxon burial ground, ensuring that this souvenir guidebook tells you as much about the way that people lived as the way they died.