The Pathways to the Past team enjoyed a visit to the 'Finding Eanswythe' exhibition at the Sasson Gallery, at Folkestone Library. If you are quick, you can catch it yet! We were very absorbed by the range of text to read, from a detailed 'family tree' of the royalty and nobility of local Anglo Saxon … Continue reading Works Outing!
Reconstruction of the helmet in the Staffordshire Hoard (copyright Birmingham Museums) The April edition of Current Archaeology has just arrived and contains a feature on the helmet above. Readers of this blog will be aware of the amazing hoard of some 4,600 gold and silver pieces discovered at Hammerwich near Lichfield 10 years ago, which … Continue reading Getting close to Edwin?
The current exhibition at the British Library in London is a chance to see some of the greatest treasures surviving from the Anglo-Saxon period. There are fabulous manuscripts such as the beautifully decorated Lindisfarne Gospels or the massive Codex Amiatinus, a complete bible created in Jarrow in County Durham in the 8th Century that is … Continue reading Getting close to Ethelburga