Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo:  Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London.  by Malcolm Bott

Ceremonial Mask of Sutton Hoo: Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in Suffolk, England is the site of two 6th- and early 7th-century cemeteries. One contained an undisturbed ship burial including a wealth of Anglo-Saxon artifacts of outstanding art-historical and archaeological significance, now held in the British Museum in London. by Malcolm Bott

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/dress_and_ornament/the_pitney_brooch.aspx

The Pitney Brooch - Anglo-Saxon and Viking designs http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/young_explorers/discover/museum_explorer/anglo-saxon_england/dress_and_ornament/the_pitney_brooch.aspx

British Museum - Great square-headed brooch - Early Anglo-Saxon, early 6th century AD From Grave 22, Chessell Down, Isle of Wight This fine silver-gilt and niello brooch is perhaps the most beautiful of all surviving great square-headed brooches

British Museum - Great square-headed brooch - Early Anglo-Saxon, early 6th century AD From Grave 22, Chessell Down, Isle of Wight This fine silver-gilt and niello brooch is perhaps the most beautiful of all surviving great square-headed brooches

In 1983 excavations began in Norway that uncovered the largest Viking house in the world. The discovery was of a chieftain's home 67m (220ft) long and almost 10m (33ft) wide built around 500 AD and rebuilt a couple of times around 700 AD extending the longhouse to a staggering 83m (272ft) long.

In 1983 excavations began in Norway that uncovered the largest Viking house in the world. The discovery was of a chieftain's home 67m (220ft) long and almost 10m (33ft) wide built around 500 AD and rebuilt a couple of times around 700 AD extending the longhouse to a staggering 83m (272ft) long.

Realms Of Gold The Novel: Harrogate Hoard: Viking Gold The hoard was found by father and son David and Andrew Whelan while metal detecting near Harrogate in 2007. David described the find as a "ball covered with mud". Picture: British Museum Trustees- bowl circa 900AD. - See more at: http://realmsofgoldthenovel.blogspot.com/2014/03/harrogate-hoard-viking-gold.html#sthash.ZjUBVjcu.dpuf

Realms Of Gold The Novel: Harrogate Hoard: Viking Gold The hoard was found by father and son David and Andrew Whelan while metal detecting near Harrogate in 2007. David described the find as a "ball covered with mud". Picture: British Museum Trustees- bowl circa 900AD. - See more at: http://realmsofgoldthenovel.blogspot.com/2014/03/harrogate-hoard-viking-gold.html#sthash.ZjUBVjcu.dpuf

The Cawood sword on display at the Yorkshire Museum, York, UK (Viking sword, nearly 1,000 years old)

The Cawood sword on display at the Yorkshire Museum, York, UK (Viking sword, nearly 1,000 years old)

Queen Æthelswith’s Ring. Sister of Alfred the Great.  853-874 AD #archaeology England British Museum

Queen Æthelswith’s Ring. Sister of Alfred the Great. 853-874 AD #archaeology England British Museum

Jewelled cross shaped pendant @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Anglo-Saxon 600-700…

Jewelled cross shaped pendant @ Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Anglo-Saxon 600-700…

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