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The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found

The largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found
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Sutton Hoo On a small hill above the river Deben in Suffolk is a strange-looking field, covered with grassy mounds of different sizes. For several hundred years what lay under them was a mystery. Then in 1938, an archaeologist called Basil Brown started digging under mounds 2, 3 and 4, where he found a few, mostly broken, Anglo-Saxon objects which had been buried alongside their owner's bodies. Sadly, grave robbers had taken most of what was there. He did not know that the treasures under Mound 1 would turn out to be the most amazing set of Anglo-Saxon objects ever found. Resources for teachers Using this tour as a starting point for enquiries: Download Sutton Hoo teachers' notes (30 Kb) Download a student activity sheet (49 Kb) Print and do activities Download an Anglo-Saxon recipe for chicken stew (121 Kb) From Mound 1, Sutton Hoo, Suffolk Anglo-Saxon Height: 31.8 cm Width: 21.5 cm Gift of Mrs E.M.

Virtual Heritage - Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret Virtual Heritage presents "Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret", second Virtual 3D Tour over the most interesting places along the Hadrian's Wall. Brunton Turret (also known as Turret 26B) is one of the best preserved turrets on the line of Hadrian's Wall. It is located east from Roman Cilurnum fort in Chesters, and west from the Onnum fort in Haltonchesters. It was built by soldiers from the ninth cohort of the Twentieth Victorious Valerian Legion (legio XX Valeria Victrix) in 123 AD. "Brunton Turret" app is powered by Unreal Engine technology and is an awesome new way to experience Hadrian's Wall, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Hadrian's Wall is the most important monument built by Roman army in Britain and was the most heavily fortified border in the Roman Empire. Every roman mile the legions built a small fortlet called a "milecastle". "Hadrian's Wall. * Powered by Unreal Engine * Fully narrated Virtual 3D Tour of one of the turrets built by legio XX Valeria Victrix Limes

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Alamans [Alémanes] Les Alamans (Alamanni) sont mentionnés pour la première fois, dans une source contemporaine, en 289 apr. J.-C. et leur territoire (Alamannia) en 297. Les groupes auxquels les Romains donnaient le nom générique d'Alamans s'infiltrèrent dès la fin du IIIe s. dans l'actuelle Allemagne du Sud, mais il ne s'agissait nullement d'une occupation systématique. 1 - Jusqu'en 536 Par petits groupes de guerriers, des "Alamans" prirent le contrôle des champs Décumates après avoir forcé le Limes en 259/260. Dans les derniers temps de l'Empire romain d'Occident, les Alamans connurent une brève période d'expansion, dans toutes les directions. 2 - L'Alémanie dans le royaume franc L'incorporation au Royaume franc conféra aux Alamans le statut d'une gens disposant d'un droit et d'un territoire particuliers. Vers 700, Gottfried fut le premier duc d'Alémanie dont l'activité au nord du Rhin est documentée, grâce à un acte émis à Biberburg près de Cannstatt (D). 709) se partagèrent sa charge.

7 Fun, Free Tag Cloud Software Programs to Create Word Art Tag clouds are those boxes of words that you sometimes see on blogs and social networking websites. The words are a collection of the words most commonly used in whatever parameters set forth by the tag cloud. For example, you might make a tag cloud of all of the most popular words used in your blog posts in the past month. Tag clouds are a terrific way to get information about a site. There are many different programs that you can use to create word tag clouds. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. You can use these seven programs for a variety of different purposes.

Sutton Hoo Fun for all the family, all year round A family using a tracker pack available from visitor reception There is something for all ages at Sutton Hoo, explore the estate with a seasonal trail, take a tour around the burial mounds with one of our family friendly guides, make your own Sutton Hoo helmet or shield with 'Get Crafty' and dress up as an Anglo-Saxon in our award winning exhibition hall. To find out more about what's on offer for families and facilities available, follow the link below. For families...

The Stone Age | Facts For Kids, History « kinooze The Stone Age was a time thousands of years ago, when humans lived in caves and jungles. Life was simple, and there were only two main things to do – to protect themselves from the wild animals and to gather food. It started almost with the evolution of mankind. For both purposes, people made tools from stone. The oldest stone tool that we have as an evidence is almost 3.4 million years old . The Stone Age ended somewhere in between 6000BC to 2500BC and was replaced by copper tools. The Stone Age went on for a long time. With time humans moved out of their rock shelters and needed to live near water sources. The last stage of Stone Age was when people discovered farming and life became more systematic. How much did you know? Guess the name of a very popular cartoon which is about Stone Age men and how they lived? Related Posts

Jewellery Diamond ring Diamond temptation design The word jewellery itself is derived from the word jewel, which was anglicized from the Old French "jouel",[3] and beyond that, to the Latin word "jocale", meaning plaything. In British English, it is spelled jewellery, while the spelling is jewelry in American English.[1][4] Form and function[edit] Kenyan man wearing tribal beads Jewellery has been used for a number of reasons: Functional, generally to fix clothing or hair in place, or to tell the time in the case of watchesAs a marker of social status and personal status, as with a wedding ringAs a signifier of some form of affiliation, whether ethnic, religious or social.Protection (in the form of amulets)[5]Artistic display Most cultures at some point have had a practice of keeping large amounts of wealth stored in the form of jewellery. Materials and methods[edit] Bead embroidery design. Diamonds[edit] Other gemstones[edit] Many precious and semiprecious stones are used for jewellery. Amber Amethyst Jade

Home | Monastic Matrix Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography (1900, volume 5) Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography is a six-volume collection of biographies of notable people involved in the history of the New World. Published between 1887 and 1889, its unsigned articles were widely accepted as authoritative for several decades. Later the encyclopedia became notorious for including dozens of biographies of people who had never existed. Overview[edit] The Cyclopædia included the names of over 20,000 native and adopted citizens of the United States, including living persons. None of the articles are signed either with names or with initials. Fictitious biographies[edit] The writer (or writers) of these articles must have had some scientific training, for most of the creations were scientists, and sufficient linguistic knowledge to have invented or adapted titles in six languages. Precedents[edit] Editions[edit] The Cyclopædia was republished, uncorrected, by the Gale Research Company in 1968.[15] [edit]

Collection search Registration numbers The most common type of Museum number begins with the year of acquisition. The database standardises these numbers in the form, for example: 1887,0708.2427 (year: comma: block of four numbers - usually representing a month and day: full-stop and final number). The final number can be of any length and may be followed by another full-stop and a sub-number. In some cases the same number is shared by two or more objects across departments. In some of these cases a prefix has been added before a number (e.g. If the number you are entering has come from an old catalogue it could appear in the form 1887-7-8-2427. In the case of some two-dimensional works from Asia and the Middle East a full stop may need to be inserted into the final number. The second most common type of Museum number takes the form of one or two letters followed by two numbers. BM or 'Big' numbers Other numbering systems Sir Percival David Collection of Chinese Ceramics Chinese and Japanese paintings

Horrible Histories: The Stone Age report Another cracker from the brilliant CBBC sketch show HORRIBLE HISTORIES: the complete history of cavemen in just a couple of minutes! Just like a weather report. SAVAGE= /sævɪdʒ/ Wild, uncontrolled. CAVEMAN= Men living in caves. STAGE= Phase, part of a process. THE STONE AGE REPORT= It is a parody of the weather report (or weather forecast) but talking about the Stone Age. BELIEVE IT OR NOT= We use this expression when we are going to say something shocking, hard to believe, but we assure it’s true. PLENTY= A lot, more than enough. 6 FOOT 1= 1 foot = 0.305 metres, so 6.1 feet is 1.86 ms. HE IS TONS OF FUN= He is great fun, it’s a lot of fun with him. HARD AS NAILS= A common expression meaning “very hard”, very tough, strong. IT’S ALL JOLLY GOOD FUN= It’s all tons of fun (“jolly” is emphasizing). THE MELTING ICE= The ice which is melting. MEGABEARS= Very big bears (the prefix MEGA- is a Greek word meaning “very big”). GRIZZLY BEAR= A bear which lives in the forests of America. MEAN= Malicious, bad.