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