- 1 What is the purpose of Sutton Hoo?
- 2 Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?
- 3 What does Sutton Hoo tell us about the Anglo Saxons?
- 4 Was there a body at Sutton Hoo?
- 5 Where is the Sutton Hoo ship now?
- 6 What happened to the boat at Sutton Hoo?
- 7 Who used the Sutton Hoo Helmet?
- 8 Who found Sutton Hoo?
- 9 Can you see the Sutton Hoo ship?
- 10 What was found at Sutton Hoo site?
- 11 What can be seen at Sutton Hoo?
- 12 How does Sutton Hoo relate to Beowulf?
- 13 Where was the Sutton Hoo Helmet found?
- 14 How much of the dig is true?
What is the purpose of Sutton Hoo?
The significance of Sutton Hoo Some 1400 years ago, a community came together to haul a ship from the river within which they buried their king along with treasured possessions for his final journey. It was a public spectacle intended to be remembered for all time.
Who was buried at Sutton Hoo?
Sutton Hoo was in the kingdom of East Anglia and the coin dates suggest that it may be the burial of King Raedwald, who died around 625. The Sutton Hoo ship burial provides remarkable insights into early Anglo-Saxon England.
What does Sutton Hoo tell us about the Anglo Saxons?
What does Sutton Hoo tell us about the Anglo Saxon world? The discovery of the Sutton Hoo burial in 1939 profoundly changed opinions of an era long dismissed as the dark ages. The Anglo Saxon world was connected through a complex trade network and gifts were often exchanged among the highest tiers of society.
Was there a body at Sutton Hoo?
The body was missing from the Sutton Hoo ship burial. During the 1939 excavation, no trace of human bones was found. Some archaeologists proposed that the tomb must have been a cenotaph—a memorial containing no body.
Where is the Sutton Hoo ship now?
The Sutton Hoo artefacts are now housed in the collections of the British Museum, London, while the mound site is in the care of the National Trust. ‘We suspect that seafaring was rooted in the hearts of the Angles and Saxons that made England their home.
What happened to the boat at Sutton Hoo?
The 27 metre long Anglo-Saxon ship from Sutton Hoo no longer exists. It was made of oak and after 1,300 years in the acidic soil, it rotted away leaving only its ‘ghost’ imprinted in the sand.
Who used the Sutton Hoo Helmet?
The Sutton Hoo helmet is an ornately decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet found during a 1939 excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial. It was buried around 625 and is widely believed to have belonged to King Rædwald of East Anglia; its elaborate decoration may have given it a secondary function akin to a crown.
Who found Sutton Hoo?
In 1939, Edith Pretty, a landowner at Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, asked archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate the largest of several Anglo-Saxon burial mounds on her property. Inside, he made one of the most spectacular archaeological discoveries of all time. Beneath the mound was the imprint of a 27m-long (86ft) ship.
Can you see the Sutton Hoo ship?
Can you see the original burial ship and helmet found at Sutton Hoo? Sadly no. The 27 metre long ship no longer exists. It disintegrated after being buried in acidic soil for over a thousand years.
What was found at Sutton Hoo site?
The ghostly treasure ship of Sutton Hoo. In 1939 a series of mounds at Sutton Hoo in England revealed their astounding contents: the remains of an Anglo-Saxon funerary ship and a huge cache of seventh-century royal treasure.
What can be seen at Sutton Hoo?
Things to see and do
- The Royal Burial Ground at Sutton Hoo. Explore the atmospheric seventh-century Royal Burial Ground as you discover the history and mystery of what lay beneath the earth.
- Family and Learning Activities.
- A ship returns.
How does Sutton Hoo relate to Beowulf?
Sutton Hoo is an Anglo-Saxon ship burial (also described by some as a grave field) that is located in England in the county of Suffolk. The poem Beowulf describes how Scyld, King of the Danes, is buried.
Where was the Sutton Hoo Helmet found?
This helmet was found at a burial site in Suffolk along with many other valuable objects. The burial provides insights into the life of the Anglo-Saxon elite and into connections between Britain and other parts of the world.
How much of the dig is true?
IS THE DIG BASED ON A TRUE STORY? Yes. The Dig tells the true story of English landowner Edith Pretty (Carey Mulligan), who hired archeologist Basil Brown (Ralph Fiennes) to excavate the mysterious mounds on her Sutton Hoo estate in southeast Suffolk in 1937.