Clutching Gold


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Clutching Gold

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Though practically all of the Anglo-Saxon prince’s body had actually long considering that rotted, archaeologists think that he might have been buried clutching among these gold coins in each hand. The coins were discovered

inside the residues of

the guy’s wood casket

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2 thin, gold-foil crosses were discovered at the head of the casket. Archaeologists think the items might have been put over the dead guy’s eyes. These artifacts reveal that the guy was a Christian, making this the earliest Anglo-Saxon Christian burial website ever found. There is no chance to inform who the guy was, though archaeologists hypothesize that he might

have actually been a relative of the Christian Anglo-Saxon King Saebert, who passed away in A.D.616

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(************ )Wall hooks were utilized to hang bowls, vessels and perhaps fabrics on the chamber’s walls. These iron hooks ended up being extremely important for archaeologists due to the fact that little bits of mineral-preserved wood holds on to them (the chamber walls had long
considering that rotted).

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MOLA archaeologist Ian Blair brushes dirt from among the gold-foil crosses that most likely covered the dead Anglo-Saxon’s eyes. The triangular belt buckle can be seen near Blair’s knee. Based upon the positioning of these

and other clothes fasteners, scientists approximate that the deceased was 5 feet, 8 inches( 1.73 meters) high.

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Discovering Cups

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Archaeologist Ian Blair excavates 1,400- year-old drinking vessels in 2003,

quickly after the initial discovery of the Prittlewell website. The website was initially discovered throughout an archaeology study carried out prior to a road-widening job.

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Analysis in
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Museum of London Archaeology conservator Liz Barham analyzes the copper-alloy

bowl found

holding on the rotted-away residues of the burial chamber wall.

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Archaeologists discovered 2 blue glass beakers in the chamber, an unusual discover from this


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(************ )Extremely vulnerable, these little bits of painted wood when formed part of an embellished box that held a silver spoon from the Mediterranean.

This is the only enduring example of early Anglo-Saxon painted woodwork, according to MOLA. The maple cover of package was painted with red and yellow ochre, and white pigments originated from the mineral plaster. The yellow border pattern matches comparable patterns seen on Anglo-Saxon precious jewelry; the red ovals might be fish.