Most people have heard of the ship burial at Sutton Hoo. Many
are aware that there were other similar mounds nearby which once
contained rich graves. Perhaps less well known is that the magnificent
royal burial in Mound 1 at Sutton Hoo was only the most splendid
so far discovered of a series of rich graves of the same period.
This is the first book-length treatment of Anglo-Saxon Barrows
in English. It brings together some of the evidence from Sutton
Hoo and elsewhere in England for these magnificent burials and
sets them in their historical, religious and social context.
Part 1 descibes the physical construction and symbolic meaning
of these monuments.
Part 2 provides a comprehensive listing of known Anglo-Saxon barrows
with notes on their contents and the circumstances of their discovery.
The appendices deal with literary and place-name evidence.
22 illustrations - 11 in colour
£16.95 ISBN 9781898281511
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the Sutton Hoo Stone
The Ansell-Roper Replica and its Context
Mortimer & Stephen Pollington
The 7th century ship burial at Sutton Hoo contains many enigmatic
objects, none more so than the beautifully-worked stone with metal
fittings. It is often referred to as a 'sceptre' or 'whetstone'
but it may be neither.
The techniques used in making the stone and fitments display exceptional
craftsmanship. So why were considerable resources devoted to creating
The making of a museum quality replica stone has provided new
information and fresh insights which may help us answer many of
the questions that have been asked about this beautiful and puzzling
The techniques used in making the stone are explained as is the
geometry embedded within the overall design. There is also a critical
review of the existing literature on the subject and a series
of essays on aspects of Anglo-Saxon society that may be related
to the making of the original stone.
£19.95, 196 pages, Paperback,
Illustrations - 106 black & white: 33 colour