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anglo-saxon treasure find exciting for archeologists

by:Kenwei      2019-08-28
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An amateur treasure hunter hovered in the British farmland with a metal detector and stumbled upon Britain\'s biggest treasure --
The treasures discovered by the Saxons, a giant seventh
British archaeologists said Thursday that gold, silver and sword decorations, crosses and other items that were hoarded in the century.
An expert said 55-year-
Old Terry Herbert will completely change his understanding of Britain.
The Saxons, a Germanic nation, ruled Britain from the 5th century until the Norman Conquest in 1066.
Another said the discovery would be listed as one of the best in the UK.
Famous historical treasures
Roger Brand, who manages cache mining, told The Associated Press: \"This is just a completely unexpected discovery . \".
\"This will allow us to rethink the dark age. \"The Anglo-
The Saxons are a group of Germanic tribes that have been invaded by the sea since the collapse of the 5th century Roman Empire.
Initially, they came from coastal areas now in northwestern Germany.
Their artisans make eye-catching items with gold and enamel and create poems including beowov, an anonymous epic about a monster and Dragon
Archaeologist Kevin Leahy, who classified the finding, said that the Tibetans appeared to be war loot, including dozens of saddle-horse hats --
Decorative elements attached to the knob of the sword handle.
He pointed out that the \"bayowu\" mentioned that the soldiers stripped the enemy\'s weapons as souvenirs.
But many other British people
Saxon literature and works of art were lost in war, robbery, unrest and passage of time, leaving little evidence to scholars of this period.
The treasure was unearthed in maisia, once one of Britain\'s five major currencies, Brand said.
The Saxon kingdom, considered 675-725 AD.
The reserve includes at least 650 pieces of gold and 530 pieces of silver weighing more than 2 kilograms. 2 pounds (1 kilo)
There are also copper alloys, wreaths and glass.
Experts inspected a total of 1,345 items and found that X-was contained in 56 pieces of soil-
This means that the total may rise to 1,500.
Most of these items are decorations of weapons and other military artifacts, and some are inlaid with gems.
\"I think this wealth must belong to the king, but we can\'t say it with absolute certainty,\" Brand said . \".
Former British curator Leslie Webster
Saxon archaeologists at the British Museum say the amount of gold found
About 11 pounds (5 kilograms)—
This shows that Britain in the early Middle Ages was much richer than previously thought.
She also said that the crosses and other religious artifacts mixed with major military items could provide new clues to the relationship between Christianity and the Anglo-American WarSaxons. —
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