Treasures from Sutton Hoo

Author: Gareth Williams

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714128252

Category: History

Page: 48

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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 Age of Sutton Hoo

The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe

Author: M. O. H. Carver

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9780851153612

Category: History

Page: 406

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`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 Real Middle Earth

Exploring the Magic and Mystery of the Middle Ages, J.R.R. Tolkien, and "The Lord of the Rings"

Author: Brian Bates

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466891092

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 9395

J.R.R. Tolkien claimed that he based the land of Middle Earth on a real place. The Real Middle Earth brings alive, for the first time, the very real civilization in which those who lived had a vision of life animated by beings beyond the material world. Magic was real to these people and they believed their universe was held together by an interlaced web of golden threads visible only to wizards. At its center was Middle Earth, a place peopled by humans, but imbued with spiritual power. It was a real realm that stretched from Old England to Scandinavia and across to western Europe, encompassing Celts, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Looking first at the rich and varied tribes who made up the populace of this mystical land, Bates looks at how the people lived their daily lives in a world of magic and mystery. Using archaeological, historical, and psychological research, Brian Bates breathes life into this civilization of two thousand years ago in a book that every Tolkien fan will want.

A king's treasure

the Sutton Hoo ship burial

Author: Katherine East

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780722657386

Category: History

Page: 32

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Death, Decay, and Reconstruction

Approaches to Archaeology and Forensic Science

Author: A. Boddington,A. N. Garland

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719023033

Category: Medical

Page: 249

View: 4013

The Treasure of Sutton Hoo

Ship-Burial for an Anglo-Saxon King

Author: Bernice Grohskopf

Publisher: Backinprint.Com

ISBN: 9780595137909

Category: History

Page: 196

View: 5972

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.

Treasure in the Medieval West

Author: Elizabeth M. Tyler

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9780952973485

Category: History

Page: 174

View: 2757

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

Gardner’s Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective

Author: Fred Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495573558

Category: Art

Page: 880

View: 7646

Featuring unique NEW study tools for students and dynamic NEW lecture resources for instructors, the 13th Edition of GARDNER’S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE takes this brilliant bestseller to new heights in addressing the challenges of today’s classroom. The most widely read history of art in the English language for more than 80 years, GARDNER has built its stellar reputation on the inclusion of the most significant images and monuments, discussions of these images in their full historical and cultural context, reproductions of unsurpassed quality, scholarship that is up-to-date and deep, and more help for students and instructors than any other survey text. The 13th Edition adds to this heritage with new images and new full-color reconstructions, as well as a unique scale feature that helps students visualize the size of each work. Students will also benefit from the clarity that only a book written by a single author can provide. New to this edition are the three levels of review including extended image captions, The Big Picture overviews at the end of every chapter, and a special global timeline. ArtStudy Online is a free interactive study guide that includes image flashcards and quizzes to help students master the material quickly. Dynamic lecture tools -- including a digital library with a full zoom and side-by-side comparison capability and the exciting Google Earth technology -- will save instructors time in preparing for class and personalizing their lectures. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Valsgärde 7

Author: Greta Arwidsson

Publisher: Uppsala Univs Mus. for Nordiska Fornsaker


Category: Excavations (Archaeology)

Page: 152

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The Sutton Hoo Helmet

Author: Sonja Marzinzik

Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd


Category: History

Page: 64

View: 4060

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.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

A Global History

Author: Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA

ISBN: 9780495410584

Category: Art

Page: 1088

View: 9657

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).

Sutton Hoo Research Committee

Bulletins 1983-1993

Author: M. O. H. Carver

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780851153414

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 3066

Collected annual summaries of recently concluded archaeological campaign at Sutton Hoo (1983-92) reveal history in the making.

Hidden Treasure

Author: Geoffrey Trease

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 9780237602789

Category: Antiquities

Page: 48

View: 6243

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.


Early Medieval Art

Author: Sonja Marzinzik

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 9780714123202

Category: History

Page: 339

View: 9458

"This book is a companion to the new gallery at the British Museum displaying objects from the late Roman world to the early Middle Ages dating from between AD 300 and 1100."--Page 7.

The Mildenhall treasure

Roman silver from East Anglia

Author: K. S. Painter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 79

View: 7579

Treasures of the British Museum

Author: Marjorie Caygill

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited


Category: Architecture

Page: 240

View: 2398

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.'


Finding Our Past

Author: Richard Hobbs

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited


Category: History

Page: 160

View: 304

This title gives a brief overview of the "history" of treasure, including origins of the law of Treasure Trove in England and Wales, and the events which led to its revision in 1996. It features the major UK finds such as the hoards from Hoxne, Mildenhall and Winchester.

A History of England in 100 Places

From Stonehenge to the Gherkin

Author: John Julius Norwich

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848546084

Category: History

Page: 512

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From battlefield to sacred building, from castle to cottage, from the Bridgwater Canal to Blackpool Pier, historian John Julius Norwich tells the political, cultural, social, religious and economic story of England through one hundred key places you can still visit today. Part narrative history, part exploration of our national heritage, his wide-ranging selection of sites will stimulate, entertain, inform - and certainly provoke - a debate about the most significant moments in English history.

Norse Mythology A to Z

Author: Facts On File, Incorporated

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438128010

Category: Mythology, Norse

Page: 128

View: 1956

Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Norse mythology.


Author: Eike von Repkow

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 3910