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
What Did The Anglo-Saxons Eat? Pottage is the ultimate Anglo-Saxon food, eaten by both the upper and lower classes. Basically a one-dish meal that was cooked in a cauldron over the fire, pottage probably served as a catchall for odds and ends of food.
GENETIC BOUNDARIES: 'A pioneering study into [Britain's] genetic heritage ... shows that up to 40 per cent of [British] DNA may be from Germanic ancestors, and not the Vikings, thanks to the Anglo-Saxon migrations in 450-600AD. The project, carried out by Oxford University, is particularly interesting because it would seem that this genetic make-up bears out those old traditions and clichés about how [people] relate to each other. So the age-old rivalries between Devon and Cornwall – take…
Middle Anglo-Saxon, 7thC-8thC. Gold finger-ring; broad, flat hoop expanding to large oval bezel; covered with bands of twisted wire diverging at the shoulders to enclose a circular design in pearled wire and pellets.