Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Staffordshire Hoard - a set on Flickr

Early Medieval folded cross
This hoard is perhaps the most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects found in England. It compares and perhaps exceeds those objects found at Sutton Hoo. Originally discovered by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in July 2009 and subsequently excavated by Birmingham University Archaeology Unit and Staffordshire County Council.
Leslie Webster, former Keeper of Prehistory and Europe at the British Museum describes this discovery as:
"...this is going to alter our perceptions of Anglo-Saxon England in the seventh and early eighth century as radically, if not moreso, as the 1939 Sutton Hoo discoveries did; it will make historians and literary scholars review what their sources tell us, and archaeologists and art-historians rethink the chronology of metalwork and manuscripts; and it will make us all think again about rising (and failing) kingdoms and the expression of regional identities in this period, the complicated transition from paganism to Christianity, the conduct of battle and the nature of fine metalwork production - to name only a few of the many huge issues it raises. Absolutely the metalwork equivalent of finding a new Lindisfarne Gospels or Book of Kells."
The images contained in this set invite comment. We accept there may be some errors with labelling as this was done in a very short space of time. If you do use these images please attribute as used courtesy of the Staffordshire hoard website.

For more information:
www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk and www.finds.org.uk The entire hoard will be catalogued on our database in due course and made available to the public.
Interesting and beautiful. Not sure what I would do with them.
Reblog this post [with Zemanta]


Anonymous said...

Howdy! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so I came to give it a look.
I'm definitely enjoying the information. I'm bookmarking and will be tweeting
this to my followers! Fantastic blog and superb design and style.

Look into my web page - Plano furnace repair basic
My site - furnace repair

Anonymous said...

The GMCR produces over 40 organic-certified and Fair Trade certified coffee selections.
If you have no idea about what I'm talking about, would you even be curious enough to find out what exactly it is I'm talking about.
Investors evaluate stocks based on criteria for the profits or earnings per share of
companies, how fast the companies are growing and the dividends paid
by stocks.

My homepage; dividend stocks at 52 week lows

Anonymous said...

This is perhaps the safest ways of asking out a guy which also ensures that he cannot turn you down.
Image Credit: (Baby at the office) Anita Patterson. One of the first things that you should consider when creating a home work environment are all of those
policies and procedures that you endured in the work force.

My web-site :: In home business and taxes

Anonymous said...

I do not even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post
was good. I do not know who you are but definitely you are going to a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

Feel free to surf to my web-site - how to file for bankruptcy in florida

Anonymous said...

Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and
in accession capital to say that I acquire actually loved account your weblog posts.
Anyway I'll be subscribing in your feeds or even I achievement you get admission to persistently rapidly.

My weblog ... declaring bankruptcy in florida

Anonymous said...

Many of today's food and airborne allergies seem to show a correlation between placement of fillings and the onset of these allergies. Ever notice how significantly much better you're feeling immediately after a nice lengthy
walk. Colloidal silver gray embody victimized atomic number 33 ampere.

Review my webpage ... How Does Colloidal Silver Work

Anonymous said...

Pretty component of content. I simply stumbled upon your weblog
and in accession capital to claim that I get actually enjoyed account your blog posts.

Anyway I will be subscribing on your feeds or even I fulfillment you get right
of entry to persistently rapidly.

my blog viagra duck

Anonymous said...

What's up, every time i used to check weblog posts here in the early hours in the daylight, as i enjoy to learn more and more.

my weblog ... mw3 aimbot pc free

Anonymous said...

I am mot amazed with your guidance on making labels.
I am using the Open Workplace technique. Could you recommend,
I discover the kind is too near the side of each label,
when I do an examination. Can I move the text to the facility of the label?

Anticipate hearing from you and I will certainly be visting you again.

My web-site xerox phaser 8560 driver

Anonymous said...

Now thеn mаtes, core entrу and nice
агguments commentеd here, I am really enϳoying bу

mу wеbsite no Fee unsecured loans

Anonymous said...

When some one searches for his vital thing, therefore he/she wishes to
be available that in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

Look into my webpage: exercises for vertical

Anonymous said...

Whats up are using Wordpress for your blog platform? I'm new to the blog world but I'm
trying to get started and create my own. Do you need any html coding expertise to make your own blog?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

my weblog :: http://yasinclub.com/

Anonymous said...

Link exchange is nothing else but it is just placing the other person's website link on your page at proper place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

My webpage: best game server hosting uk

Anonymous said...

This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.
I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your great post.
Also, I have shared your site in my social networks!

Also visit my web blog -

Anonymous said...

Fine way of telling, and nice post to take information about my presentation focus,
which i am going to convey in school.

my weblog - Free Batman Games

Anonymous said...

My brother rеcommended I might liκe this web site.
He wаs totally right. Thіs ρost actually
made my day. You cann't imagine simply how much time I had spent for this information! Thanks!

Here is my site: New Bingo Sites

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts and
I am waiting for your further write ups thanks once again.

Feel free to surf to my homepage Handjob Videos Free XXX Videos

Anonymous said...

Great post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?

I'd be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Kudos!

Review my website Anal Teen

Anonymous said...

I'm gone to say to my little brother, that he should also pay a visit this website on regular basis to get updated from most recent news.

Here is my blog: http://www.newcastlecitybreaks.com/guide/User:NoreenEdm

Anonymous said...

When you might e-mail me with a few options on just the
way you made your blog look this wonderful, I would be grateful.

My web page: tips to get pregnant

Anonymous said...

Hi, Neat post. There is a problem along with your site in internet
explorer, would test this? IE nonetheless is the
market chief and a huge part of other people will miss your wonderful writing because of this

Look into my web blog: free xxx

Anonymous said...

I do not write a comment, however I browsed some responses here "The Staffordshire Hoard - a set on Flickr".
I actually do have 2 questions for you if you do
not mind. Could it be only me or do a few of these remarks look like they
are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you
are writing on additional online sites, I would like to
keep up with everything new you have to post.

Would you post a list of all of your social pages like your linkedin profile,
Facebook page or twitter feed?

My blog post; http://www.cfnmfever.net/thumbs/26