The Sutton Hoo Treasure Ship. 2: The Treasure

Pupils conclude their archaeological investigation of the Sutton Hoo site and consider what it tells us about the Anglo-Saxons.

2: The Treasure

Synopsis

We return to the summer of 1939 and the discovery of the Anglo-Saxon burial ship. A team of expert archaeologists visits the site and Charles Phillips assumes responsibility for the dig from Basil Brown. The excavation of the burial chamber begins and before long the treasures of the site are revealed.

However, just who the artefacts should belong to is yet to be determined. A special coroner's court is convened nearby and it decides that Mrs Pretty is the rightful owner. She then gives the treasure to the British Museum - where it can still be seen to this day.

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