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Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby architect » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:43 am

I saw several articles announcing an important Anglo-Saxon hoard of gold and silver weaponry and gear. Check out the article and video here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/engl ... 272058.stm

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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby Maedhros » Fri Sep 25, 2009 7:33 am

I saw that too but you beat me to it ;) I am intrigued, looking forward to hear more about it.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby preterosso » Fri Sep 25, 2009 1:52 pm

It's apparently the biggest find since Sutton Hoo, and it may eventually re-shape what we think of the Dark Ages. No plastic bricks in the hoard, though! :D
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:28 pm

It also looks like it will become the largest by a full head and shoulders if the original piece counts are even close to right. I look forward to the final report. I have heard there may be enough of the helmet to reconstruct it!!! This might not sound like much but since there are only 4 helmets found from the period it is.... :wink: Some of the stuff is just so amazing, such a artistic culture.

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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby gormadoc1 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:36 pm

I read this in the Times newspaper a few days ago, in fact where it was found, Staffordshire, is the county next to where I live. Finds like this are very important to learning more about the middle ages. The further you go back in time, the less information there is about that period. Anyway, its good that these artifacts were found it contributes to our understanding of history. :)
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby castlebuilder100 » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:35 pm

Cool!Thanks for posting.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby outcast » Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:58 pm

According to the news in NZ, the gold actually came from Sri Lanka, which makes it even more amazing. This may not be true however.
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Re: Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard

Postby Albatross_Viking » Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:20 pm

Cool! About 1500 pieces of gold and silver?! Must have been somewhat of a surprise to find...

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