Rendlesham exhibit marks 75th anniversary of Sutton Hoo discovery

Four miles northest of the Sutton Hoo ship burials lie what archaeologists believe are the remains of the royal settlement of Rendlesham, mentioned in the 8th century by the Venerable Bede. Finds from recent archaeological excavations will be on display during the 75th anniversary celebration of the Sutton Hoo finds in 2014.

Archaeologists have used metal-detecting, aerial photography, chemical analysis and geophysics to process the Rendlesham site, revealing "fragments of exquisite gold jewellery, Saxon pennies and weights associated with trade, and metal offcuts from a smith's workshop." The archaeological survey showed that the site was a large, rich and important settlement during the time period of Sutton Hoo.