Unearthing the Staffordshire Hoard


In 2009, a cache of precious Anglo-Saxon objects was exposed in a field close to the A5 near Hammerwich, Staffordshire.

Not since the discovery in 1939 of the rich East Anglian burials at Sutton Hoo has both popular and academic interest in the so-called Dark Ages been so stimulated. Unlike the Sutton Hoo treasures, which are housed in the British Museum, the Staffordshire Hoard will be kept and displayed in the West Midlands.

KEYWORDS: Staffordshire Hoard, Anglo Saxons, Mercia, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, BMAG, Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Books

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