Friday, 19 September 2014

July, 2014 - SUTTON HOO, UK

We did a day trip to the Saxon burial ground at Sutton Hoo, near Woodbridge, in the English county of Suffolk.  My favorite historical site so far in England.  The find changed the perception of the Saxons, from a barbaric warier people to a much more "civilized" one with accomplished craftsmen and artisans and a society where women played a significant role.  Also, about 70 to 80 % of the English language originated with the Saxons.

Mounds as seen from the property owners home.  She started the excavations in the 1930's after seeing ghostly Saxon Warriors walking across the burial site.

The main mound, up close and personal.

Me as a Saxon Warrior.

Warrior's Helmet.

Decorative pouch.

Belt Buckle.

Staff decoration.

Helmet reconstruction.

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