THE SUTTON HOO SHIP-BURIAL VOLUME 1: EXCAVATIONS, BACKGROUND, THE SHIP, DATING AND INVENTORY - 1975 First Edition
THE SUTTON HOO SHIP-BURIAL VOLUME 1: EXCAVATIONS, BACKGROUND, THE SHIP, DATING AND INVENTORY
32cm x 26cm x 5.5cm
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British Museum Publications Ltd
The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial Volume 1
The first volume of a series of 4 books providing a comprehensive and definitive account of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial in Suffolk, East Anglia. Exploring one of the most important archaeological discoveries in the British Isles, this edition "...describes the 1939 excavation and the re-excavation of the ship and its mound in 1966-70. The ship itself survived in the sand simply as a stain in which only the iron bolts and rivets that had fastened the overlapping strakes of the clinker-built vessel remained in their places. Closely dated and in a precise context, the ship - fully described here - is nevertheless a major landmark in the history of ship-building. The treasure it contained, which included Byzantine silver, Celtic hanging-bowls, a Swedish helmet and shield and locally made gold jewellery of Germanic type that is the finest of its era, is of the highest historical, archaeological and art-historical value....".
Written by author Dr Robert Bruce-Mitford, of the British Museum, it includes 13 colour plates, 424 half tone and line illustrations in the text, 16 fold-outs, 84 half tone illustrations of the coins and 37 tables detailing information and various artefacts found on location.
There are a few minor tears in the dust jacket but the book itself is in very good condition.
Volume 2 is also available separately.