Treasures from Sutton Hoo

Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 0714128252
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

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

Author: Bernice Grohskopf
Publisher: Backinprint.Com
ISBN: 0595137903
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Genre: History

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.

The Age of Sutton Hoo

Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 0851153615
Release Date: 1992
Genre: History

`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.

The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Author: Sonja Marzinzik
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
ISBN: UOM:39015076181760
Release Date: 2007-12-30
Genre: History

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.

Sutton Hoo

Author: M. O. H. Carver
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812234553
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.

Sutton Hoo Suffolk

Author: Annie Bullen
Publisher: National Trust Guide
ISBN: 1843594323
Release Date: 2014-03-03
Genre: Anglo-Saxons

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.

Great Treasures

Author: Abhay Kumar Dubey
Publisher: Pustak Mahal
ISBN: 8122305423
Release Date: 1993-01-01

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.

Treasures of the British Museum

Author: Marjorie Caygill
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: UOM:39076002853138
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

The BM is the greatest treasure house in the world and it could fill many books with pretty pictures ... but this is more than that. A choice selection of topics, some well known and obvious (Sutton Hoo, the Royal Cemeteries at Ur, the Elgin Marbles), others less obvious (the Folkton Drums, the Lothar Crystal), fifty in all, serve as the basis for description and discussion of both objects and collectors and the way in which the BM has acquired them. This unusual and interesting approach makes for a magnificent book: superb pictures, highly readable descriptions and lots of human interest anecdotes. The 2009 edition is significantly expanded with twelve new objects discussed, representing a refocusing away from Europe and the Near East and also showcasing artefacts, such as the Ringlemere Cup, acquired over the last few decades. `About as good as a book of this sort can be. A magnificent present ... if you can bear to part with it.'

Treasure in the Medieval West

Author: Elizabeth M. Tyler
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0952973480
Release Date: 2000
Genre: History

Studies highlight the importance of treasure, real and metaphorical, in medieval culture.

The Dating of Beowulf

Author: Colin Chase
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 0802078796
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Literary Criticism

A seminal collection of studies on the date of Beowulf, now back in print, that overturned previous scholarship and raised much new information.

The Sutton Hoo Story

Author: M. O. H. Carver
ISBN: 178327204X
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Anglo-Saxons

A definitive account of Sutton Hoo, its discovery, history and famed treasure.

Treasure Hoards of East Anglia and Their Discovery

Author: Mark Mitchels
Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)
ISBN: 1846741475
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

A fascinating history of some of the most spectacular discoveries in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex. The stories include the Snettisham torques, the Norley St Peter silver coins, the Hoxne gold coins, the Sutton Hoo burial ship, the Water Newton Treasure, the Colchester vase and the Bosbeck's statue of Mercury. Profusely illustrated.

Sutton Hoo

Author: Charles Green
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports
ISBN: WISC:89015597214
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: History

This is the story of one of the richest archaeological finds of all times: a ship containing the treasure of a king who was probably the last of the pagan rulers of East Anglia. This unique collection, now largely restored and displayed in a place of honor at the British Museum, tells us much concerning this least documented and most elusive period in English history. This new, revised edition tells the dramatic story of the actual excavation, gives a detailed description of the finds, and appraises the gains to our knowledge of the period. The text has been rewritten to take into account new information, and the original black and white drawings and maps have been supplemented by color plates.

Hidden Treasure

Author: Geoffrey Trease
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 0237602784
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Antiquities

Part of a series which focuses on the history of great discoveries. This book tells the story of some of the most spectacular discoveries in archaeological history, including finding the tomb of Tutankhamen and the Jewels of Helen.