Tag: Sutton Hoo

Sutton Hoo helmet at the British Museum

Anglo-Saxon Portraits: King Raedwald

In less than ten days the team unearthed Britain’s richest ever grave – 263 objects of gold, silver, bronze, iron, gems, leather, wood, textiles, feathers and fur, laid out in a wooden chamber at the centre of a buried ship. It was a sensation that attracted a police guard and an article in the Illustrated London News.