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Have you heard about this amazing find? A guy with a metal detector found what’s now being called, “is perhaps the most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects found in England.”

Check out their flickr site here: http://www.flickr.com

and their website here: http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk

where they say, “it will redefine the dark ages.” I like that.

Photo is reprinted under a cc license, and is a sword hilt. In a radio piece yesterday on NPR, they explained that sword hilts were taken as trophies.

Update: here’s an article on the BBC News website, complete with videos. http://news.bbc.co.uk

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