Anglo-Saxon finds near famous Sutton Hoo site

A site at Rendlesham, south-eastern United Kingdom, located about 6 kilometres from the Sutton Hoo burial site, might contain remains of a lost Anglo-Saxon royal palace.

Visualisation of LiDAR data of the area with plotted archaeological sites (by BBC News)
Visualisation of LiDAR data of the area with plotted archaeological sites (by BBC News)

Archaeologists claim to have discovered remains of a structure measuring 23 by 9 metres that might have once been a royal hall or palace. It is suspected that this is the same palace that was refereed to by the Venerable Bede, a 6th century English monk known as an author and dubbed “The Father of English History”.

On of the golden beads found in Rendlesham (by BBC News)
On of the golden beads found in Rendlesham (by BBC News)

The site was located through aerial photography and geophysical survey. The discovered structure might be a large Anglo Saxon Hall, possibly a palace, but a royal settlement of very high status for sure. Archaeological finds from Rendlesham include about 4,000 items, including intricate metalwork, coins and weights, of which nearly 1000 are of Anglo-Saxon origin.

(after BBC News)

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