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7th century Anglo-Saxon ship will sail England's rivers once again


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When an Anglo-Saxon warrior king died 1,400 years ago in East Anglia in the United Kingdom, he was placed inside a ship and surrounded by treasures.

The 90-foot-long (27.4-meter-long) wooden ship, dragged half a mile (0.8 kilometer) from the River Deben, was buried inside a mound.

Archaeologists excavating the mound in 1939 recovered weapons, a warrior's helmet and intricately designed treasures made from precious metals and jewels, along with rows of iron rivets.

Edith Pretty, owner of the Suffolk property including the mounds, donated the treasure to The British Museum in London.

The burial was likely that of Raedwald of East Anglia, who died in 624 AD.


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Raedwald was a Angle. Not a Saxon and probably of Geatish descent.

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I watched "The Dig" on Netflix and can thoroughly recommend it.

Also, there's another interesting article here about the ship and treasures. 


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