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Sutton Hoo Mound 17 -Sword and other grave goods


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In mound 17 a horse and a young man about 25 years old were buried side by side. He was dressed as a warrior with a shield and sword; the horse had a beautiful harness. Swords denoted important burials. The discovery was made in 1991.

21st Aug 2006 by Diane Earl


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Anglo-Saxon Saxons burial treasure archaeology Dark-Ages ritual custom grave noble

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