Saxon culture and society
Submitted by JaneStockton on Tue, 2006-02-21 08:44
An almost complete (though broken) Anglo-Saxon sculpture of an angel has been found under Lichfield Cathedral.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2005-12-24 09:41
Ambitious plans to house at a Suffolk museum the "internationally important" discovery of the skeleton of a Saxon warrior buried with his horse have been launched.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-11-27 12:27
A 1,000-year-old whip, found in a midden, has puzzled researchers since its discovery 15 years ago, but new research seems to point to its use as a disciplinary aid for slaves.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-11-02 02:30
Metal detecting enthusiast Tim Pearson, of Denaby, England, recently found a 9th century Saxon Aestel, which looks like a four inch long bottle, and may have served as a holder for sticks used to turn pages of religious books.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-08-26 13:04
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Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-09 08:19
Archeologists have discovered the remains of an Anglo-Saxon settlement on Coulsdon's Farthing Downs near London, England.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-07-15 16:29
A 10th or 11th century Saxon rotunda, thought to be part of a monastery, has been unearthed in Leominster, England during a geophysical survey. The structure may be connected to Earl Leofric and his wife, the famed Lady Godiva.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2005-06-29 16:43
Christopher Baker, metal-detecting fan, has discovered what is believed to be a sword belonging to a warrior from the Kingdom of Lindsey.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 13:02
Archaeologists in Southend, England are thrilled with the discovery of a 1400-year-old Anglo-Saxon royal burial chamber. The grave was discovered when surveyers spotted "a small bit of bronze sticking up out of the mud."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-05-14 09:50
An early 7th century oval pendant discovered near West Shropshire, England, has been declared a treasure by the coroner at the Shrewsbury Coroner's Court.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-12-03 08:43
The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.
Submitted by Justin on Wed, 2004-10-20 07:42
The Shire of Rivenvale, proclaimed as full status at Pennsic 33, hosted its first "flying solo" event recently, and they've posted a photo album on the web.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-10-17 08:15
Archaeologists working on Bamburgh Castle may have discovered a medieval chapel mentioned by the Venerable Bede as possessing the arm of St. Oswald.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-13 09:12
Medical history may need to be re-written after the recent discovery of a skull which shows signs of complex surgery.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-10-03 10:28
Speak Olde English, discover Saxon Pottery, Learn rune-writing, explore Bede's World and more with these children's activities, book suggestions, and weblinks.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Thu, 2004-08-26 17:35
The remains of a 6th Century Anglo-Saxon princess have been put on display as part of a £5m restoration of the Corinium Museum in Cirencester.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-16 14:13
Leading edge forensic science has been used to reconstruct the face of the Anglo-Saxon woman known as Mrs Getty.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-07-21 15:03
Workers doing cleanup work around Romsey Abbey in Hampshire County, England, found more than they bargained for: 14 Saxon graves. (Corrected URL)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-04-18 06:55
News.telegraph: A christening spoon was among the artifacts discovered recently in the burial chamber of an early Christian Saxon king near Southend-on-Sea, England.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-02-06 13:57
independent.co.uk: Archaeologists have found the intact tomb of a seventh century CE Anglo-Saxon king near the village of Southend-on-Sea in England.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-11-10 21:28
Isle of Wight County Press: A gold and jeweled sword belt ornament found recently on the Isle of Wight may have belonged to the Saxon king responsible for using force to convert the island population to Christianity.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2003-10-27 21:44
Bridgewater Times: Fish traps, dating from the 10th century C.E., have been discovered in England's Bridgwater Bay.
Submitted by Catriona on Sat, 2003-10-04 15:18
The Kalamazoo Riddle Group has made available online the Riddles of the Exeter Book and their translations.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2003-09-24 16:22
This Is Lincolnshire: The discovery of three skeletons, dating to about 1,500 years ago, in a shallow grave in Lincolnshire has yielded some interesting artifacts and clues about Anglo-Saxon life.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-07-01 11:50
Nature: A new study of Y chromosomes in British men shows that the Celtic influence is stronger than originally thought.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2003-06-10 14:05
News Telegraph: Four runes on an Anglo-Saxon brooch may be the oldest English writing found to date.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-05-30 23:00
Dame Aoife offers annoted links on the topic of Saxon England.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2003-05-28 13:35
Planning an authentic English garden? ASPNS, a research project at the Institute for the Historical Study of Language in Glasgow, Scotland has undertaken a survey of Anglo-Saxon plant names which it has made available online.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2003-03-20 19:59
A medieval best buckle, discovered when workers tore down an old Nestle factory in Norwich, England, has led scientists to unearth the remains of a Saxon settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-03-01 11:40
The Wychurst Project in West Stow brings an Anglo-Saxon village to life for a group of re-enactors.