Sutton Hoo

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  • Sutton Hoo Burial

    Sutton Hoo is the name of a burial site of an Anglo-Saxon king. It is also one of the most important findings in Anglo-Saxon history that helped archaeologists further comprehend the Anglo-Saxon’s. Sutton Hoo is near the town of Woodbridge, England. The area of Sutton Hoo has allegedly been inhabited since as early as 3000 B.C. It was rediscovered back in 1938 and was initially thought to contain 13 burial mounds but later, 5 more were discovered. Most of the burial mounds had been ransacked before any professional archaeologists could get to them. (James 2016) Luckily the ransackers had failed to find a ninety feet long ship that was full of gold and silver treasures. When the ship was discovered, it was merely a shell of what it used to be. All the wood was rotting and almost completely gone. It was found amongst other smaller ships and contained over 200 objects of gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Another amazing find in the ship was a skeletal body. It was still wrapped in armor and many archaeologists have come to the conclusion that the body was a king. This conclusion is supported by…

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  • Informative Speech On Autism

    Collection. Not only will you see dinosaurs, Chinese robes and rare books but you will see everything in between at the NYC Natural History museum. Learn interesting tidbits about the Aztecs and other civilizations as you witness beautiful displays that hold history close. Autism Travel Tip: Check out The Discovery Squad for a tour before the museum opens. This is offered from children ages 5-14 who are on the autism spectrum. British Museum With a collection of over 8 million objects, the…

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  • Alexander Mosaic Analysis

    hard they fought and how tiring it was for everyone. https://courses.lumenlearning.com/arthistory1-91/chapter/video-ludovisi-battle-sarcophagus/ Purse cover from Sutton Hoo I think the Purse cover from Sutton Hoo does illustrate an important time in history. I think this artwork is trying to convey the message that little things all have meanings. The geometrical shapes on the purse cover could each have different symbols from history. The two on the sides could convey trust and the two in the…

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  • How Does Anglo Saxon Culture Influence Roman Culture

    However, near Woodbridge, East Anglia, an archaeological site called the Sutton Hoo finally shed some light on the subject of English history. At this location, there was a ship burial containing all sorts Anglo-Saxon artifacts, containing all sorts of information, from mythical, historical, and legendary documents. However, historical documents weren’t the only thing found in the dig site. One of the most significant artifacts found would be that of a burial chamber inside the ship. With it,…

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  • Anglo Saxon Culture Analysis

    20th century by a widowed land owner, Mrs. Pretty, and her gardener, Mr. Brown. The Mound of Sutton Hoo survived 1300 years hidden beneath a mound of earth atop a hill overlooking a river. Grave-robbers had attempted to excavate the site; however, fortune favored the curiosity of Mrs. Pretty and their attempt failed to reach the treasure hidden below the mound. (Grohskopf 5-16) The identity of the person honored by the ship burial at Sutton Hoo remains a mystery. The date of the monument has…

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  • Mound 5 In The Burial Site

    Rebelling against Christianity, some Anglo-Saxons responded by “….indulging in ever more elaborate ritual. Cremation was adopted…” (“AD 700- Sutton Hoo”). Most unusual is Mound 5 in the Sutton Hoo excavation site. Several bodies were buried in distorted positions, some with their hands behind their backs, face down, or decapitated with the head placed by the hand or knee (Kerr). This indicates potential human sacrifice, especially since Mound 5 is the resting place of a high ranking person. It…

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  • Mosaics In Christian Art

    Mathew. While St. Mathew is depicted much differently than Greco-Roman art with the flat two dimensional appearance, no arms and overall very simple appearance, the intricate checkerboard pattern of his robes and developed boarder are similar to that of artifacts from the Anglo-Saxons. The, "yellow frames that define his outline...echo Anglo-Saxon metalwork techniques" (Webster77-78), much like the cloisonné technique. This Anglo-Saxon "cell work" can also be seen in the intricate drawing of…

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  • 'Good And Evil In The Poem Beowulf'

    and who is evil. The Anglo-Saxon race was the base of “Beowulf.” Many of the practices that were presented in “Beowulf” came from the Anglo-Saxon race. Anglo-Saxons were religious people who believed in God’s will. They were against anyone who would dare to betray God. They were against evil, demons, and monsters. They favored anyone who had the capacity to be a leader and protect its people. According to Jones, “Early Saxon England was a complicated picture of territories ruled by kings,…

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