"Death of a king" brought to life at Sutton Hoo

Visitors to Sutton Hoo, the Anglo-Saxon ship burial site in eastern England, can now experience the royal burial in a new way, complete with "smells and sounds to create an authentic atmosphere." (slideshow)

“Until now, visitors have been able to walk to the atmospheric burial mounds and view the royal burial chamber from a distance,” said Elizabeth Rohde, visitor services manager at Sutton Hoo. "But we felt we needed to go one step further to bring the experience to life so that our visitors could connect emotionally with what is an incredibly powerful story of the death of a king.

A slideshow, featuring highlights of the new exhibit, is available online.