"Forgotten treasure" returns to Glastonbury

For the first time in 125 years, the Glastonbury Grace Cup, a 16th century, carved oak tankard, believed to have once belonged to the abbots of Glastonbury, is on display until January 31, 2012 in the abbey museum. (photo)

The tankard, owned by the Arundell family in Wiltshire, is believed to have come into the family's possession when the abbey was dissolved in 1539. Historian Dr Tim Hopkinson-Ball, who tracked the item down and arranged for its loan, said it was "always thrilling when we find forgotten treasures."