Treasures from Sutton Hoo

Author: Gareth Williams
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
ISBN: 9780714128252
Category: History
Page: 48
View: 4851
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
View: 6029
`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: History
Page: 320
View: 6265
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 them 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
View: 1704

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: 8143
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.

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: 5140

Valsgärde 7

Author: Greta Arwidsson
Publisher: Uppsala Univs Mus. for Nordiska Fornsaker
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
Page: 152
View: 3145

Treasure in the Medieval West

Author: Elizabeth M. Tyler
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9780952973485
Category: History
Page: 174
View: 3606
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: 3643
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.

Gardner's Art Through the Ages

A Global History
Author: Kleiner
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9780495410584
Category: Art
Page: 1088
View: 5899
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: 3540
Collected annual summaries of recently concluded archaeological campaign at Sutton Hoo (1983-92) reveal history in the making.


Author: Eike von Repkow
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 641

Hidden Treasure

Author: Geoffrey Trease
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237522520
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
View: 3131
This series focuses on the history of great discoveries, showing how archaeologists and historians gather clues and piece together evidence to give a picture of how people once lived and how civilizations developed. This book tells the story of some of the most spectacular finds 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: 5991
"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 Sutton Hoo Helmet

Author: Sonja Marzinzik
Publisher: British Museum Pubns Ltd
Category: History
Page: 64
View: 7780
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

The Excavation of a Royal Ship-burial
Author: Charles Green
Publisher: Seafarer Books
ISBN: 9780850362411
Category: Antiquities, Prehistoric
Page: 150
View: 910
The story of one of the richest archaeological finds of all time: a ship burial containing the treasures of a king who was probably the last of the pagan rulers of East Anglia. Now displayed in a place of honour at the British Museum and at the Sutton Hoo site in Suffolk, the unique finds tell much about one of the most elusive periods of British history. From his study of the ship, the author draws inferences about Anglo Saxon immigration routes. This edition takes into account the revisions made since the appearance of the original edition, and includes a number of colour plates as well as the original line drawings.


Finding Our Past
Author: Richard Hobbs
Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited
Category: History
Page: 160
View: 1205
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
View: 3688
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: 1373
Alphabetically listed entries identify and explain the characters, events, important places, and other aspects of Norse mythology.

The Art of the conservator

Author: W. A. Oddy
Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Pr
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
View: 4641
Art experts describe the circumstances encountered in conserving and restoring works of art, including Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes, the helmet from the Sutton Hoo archaeological treasure, and a Chinese Buddhist wooden statue