Post Profile

Anglo-Saxon bed burial cross gifted to museum

The gold and garnet pectoral cross found in a bed burial of a wealthy young Anglo-Saxon girl has been donated to University of Cambridge’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA). Landowners Gosvenor gifted the rare and valuable piece to the museum under the terms of the 1996 Treasures Act, forgoing the ex gratia reward the […]
read more


Related Posts

Queen’s gold and worker’s footprint to shine in Penn Museum’s new Mespotamian galleries

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

On November 1st, the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology began its first major renovation since it was founded in 1887. The building, a grand historical treasure in its own right, is in dire need of upg...

A20 Anglo-Saxon garnet brooches

History / Ancient History : Antiquarian's Attic

Sheperdswell metal detector Greg Sweetman finds valuable Anglo-Saxon artefacts next to A20 near Maidstone A rare collection of Saxon artefacts has been found by a man from east Kent. The Anglo-Saxon findings could be part of a grave...

1,300-year-old Anglo-Saxon cross presented to Cambridge museum

Academics / Archaeology : The Guardian: Archaeology

Garnet and gold cross discovered in 2011 on the body of a teenage girl buried lying in her own bed A beautiful gold and garnet cross, found on the breast of a teenage girl buried lying on her own bed about 1,300 years ago, has been ...

Jupiter sculpture donated to Cambridge museum

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

A limestone head of Jupiter unearthed at the Earith quarry near Colne Fen in Cambridgeshire, eastern England, has been donated to Cambridge University’s Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The sculpture dates to between the 2nd ...

7th c. Anglo-Saxon teen buried in bed with gold cross

History / Ancient History : The History Blog

The Cambridge Archaeological Unit has unearthed the 7th century burial of a 16-year-old Anglo-Saxon girl which has two extremely rare features: 1) she was buried in her bed, meaning her actual bed — wooden frame, metal brackets and ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC