In 1939, with World War II about to begin, archaeologists in Britain were excited by a discovery from 1,300 years ago. Inside a grassy mound at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, they unearthed the remains of an Anglo-Saxon ship, possibly the tomb of a 7th-century nobleman. The wooden ship had rotted away, but its outline, and some of the treasures buried with it remained. Among the gold, silver and iron was a sword, a shield and a warrior's helmet, which is probably the most iconic of all Anglo-Saxon museum treasures.
Discover the Sutton Hoo find with your class using this helmet, replica of the one found in Suffolk. Measuring 28 x 20 cm, this resource is great for artefact handling and creating a focal point for your study of the Anglo-Saxons. Examining and using artefacts as historical evidence not only helps children appreciate the ingenuity of people in the past, but also contributes to a broad and balanced understanding of history. Includes teacher's notes. Please note, the helmets may contain a layer of grease when first shipped, this is to prevent rusting and maintain the high quality of the materials.
23 Nov 2016
"A very nice solid item, should really wow the children."
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