A few miles from the Suffolk coast, the Sutton Hoo ship burial was one of the most exciting discoveries in British archaeology, and one that profoundly exploded the myth of the 'Dark Ages'. There are two Sutton Hoo helmets in Room 41, the original and a replica showing how the original previously looked.
The iconic Sutton Hoo helmet was wrapped in cloth and laid near the left side of the dead person's head. It's a piece of truly breathtaking artistry, functional and beautiful, with a vaulted cap and deep cheek-pieces. The helmet is covered in complicated imagery, including fighting and dancing warriors, and fierce creatures.
The objects of the Sutton Hoo ship burial transformed our understanding of the Early Middle Ages forever. Excavated in 1938–1939 in Sutton Hoo, Suffolk, the treasures found in its chamber included Byzantine silverware, sumptuous gold jewellery, a lavish feasting set, and, most famously, an ornate iron helmet .
Jul 24, 2019 · The Sutton Hoo ship-burial is on permanent display, year-round, in Room 41 at the British Museum. A small display of archival material relating to Sutton Hoo is now on display in Room 2, until September 2019, to commemorate the 80th anniversary of its discovery. The site of Sutton Hoo is run by the National Trust.
Discover the story of Sutton Hoo and how it came to be at the British Museum. To provide students with visual encounters with key objects from Sutton Hoo. To provide teachers with an opportunity to build student familiarity in terms of object identification and object vocabulary.
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Mar 14, 2021 · Sunday, March 14, 2021 The British Museum & Sutton Hoo Two weeks ago, I watched a movie on Netflix called "The Dig" staring Carey Mulligan and Ralph Fiennes. It was a fascinating story about a woman who hired a self-taught archeologist, Basil Brown to excavate burial mounds on her estate in Sutton Hoo in Suffolk England.
Throughout World War II the Sutton Hoo artefacts, along with other treasures from the British Museum such as the Elgin Marbles, were stored in Aldwych tube station.   Only at the end of 1944 were preparations made to unpack, conserve and restore the finds from Sutton Hoo.
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Discover the Sutton Hoo helmet with Dr. Sue Brunning of the British Museum Hosted by Dr Sue Brunning Get a n in-depth look at the iconic Sutton Hoo h elmet — one of the most famous archaeological discoveries ever made— with Dr. Sue Brunning , c urator of the Early Medieval European Collections at the British Museum .
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