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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