The Staffordshire Hoard

The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found has been discovered in Staffordshire County, England. 1500 objects made from various metals – 5kg of gold and 1.3kg of silver were found, and the quality of the workmanship is superb. It’s said that studying this hoard will change what is known about 7th & early 8th century Anglo-Saxon England, including the complicated transition from paganism to Christianity.

 

Staffordshire Hoard video:

See the The Staffordshire Hoard Official Site and their images page. Images of the hoard are also available on Flickr, and some of these are Creative Commons-licensed.

 

About the Author

Retired from an environmental protection career in California, and letting her forested land in the Southeast heal itself, Dana is traveling in an RV with her husband throughout North America. As a Druid, she enjoys building connections - keeping seasonal festivals (the Wheel of the Year), honoring places and spirits, connecting with plants (using the Ogham), and visiting with other Druids.

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