This amazing find of 1,500 glistening pieces of Anglo Saxon jewellery that was uncovered by a man with a metal detector last July in a farmers field had been buried for 1,300 years.
The pieces are quite stunning and such detail.
The value of this amazing find is £3.3m. It is also exciting historians as it shines new light on the darkest hour of the dark ages. Already, the bent pins sticking out of objects are being tentatively interpreted as having been torn from clothing of slain soldiers, in the manner described in Beowulf. By figuring out how each piece was made – and what it was used for – the experts might yet transform understanding of Anglo-Saxon culture. For the latest details on this story:CLICK HERE