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Ordinary people who discovered incredible treasures

Lovemoney Logo By Hannah Ward-Glenton of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 37: The excavation of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England first started during the Tudor period in the 1600s. The site was then plundered 200 years later by treasure-seekers looking for blacksmith materials. But it was only in 1938 that the historic significance of the site really started to come to light. Local landowner Edith Pretty asked self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate the burial mounds on her property, which were already suspected to be Anglo-Saxon hiding places. A year into excavation works, Brown unearthed the imprint of a 27-metre(89-foot)-long ship, with a ruined burial chamber stuffed with treasure at its core...

Sutton Hoo, UK

The excavation of Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, England first started during the Tudor period in the 1600s. The site was then plundered 200 years later by treasure-seekers looking for blacksmith materials. But it was only in 1938 that the historic significance of the site really started to come to light. Local landowner Edith Pretty asked self-taught archaeologist Basil Brown to investigate the burial mounds on her property, which were already suspected to be Anglo-Saxon hiding places. A year into excavation works, Brown unearthed the imprint of a 27-metre(89-foot)-long ship, with a ruined burial chamber stuffed with treasure at its core...

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