105 – Sutton Hoo: Treasures of the Dead

Alright, so last episode we learned all about Edith and Basil’s experience at Sutton Hoo, and we covered the opening of four of the 18 mounds… and the excavation of the Burial Chamber of Mound 1. But we haven’t discussed what was actually found and what it means. So guess what we’re going to be talking about today?

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  5 Replies to “105 – Sutton Hoo: Treasures of the Dead”

  1. Kiwwy
    November 27, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    What’s the cheapest IOS device that’ll run the app? It sounds cool :)

  2. Dave Bates
    November 27, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    What a wonderful episode. It is difficult to imagine the level of skill that was required to make those artifacts in an era when machine technology did not exist. If Sutton Hoo wasn’t the gravesite of a king, it had to be of a person of great wealth and power. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Paul C
    February 2, 2014 at 6:04 am

    I can’t help but feel the origin of the word ‘bonfire’ which I had thought meant ‘a fire using bones for fuel’ really originates from a fire big enough to render a body to bones. Discuss?

  4. alysb
    April 10, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Fantastic two episodes, my favourite so far. A small point: I didn’t go to Catholic school, I’m an Anglican, but I was still taught the difference between Saul and Paul. Funny, that.

  5. Jim Lebens
    April 18, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    I was so fascinated by these episodes that I bought the replica of the helm it online. I then had an unveiling party which included a pub quiz with prizes (a great way yo get a bunch of francophone professors to take an interest in British history, n’est-ce pas?)
    And to top it all off, everybody is thrilled to find out that a film is in the works starring Cate Blanchette!

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