The story of the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation: Britain's Tutankhamun

Friday 25 July 2014, 18.30-19.45
BP Lecture Theatre
5, Members/concessions 3

John Preston's aunt found the first gold discovered at Sutton Hoo. In this talk, he describes the remarkable story behind the excavation and how it prompted him to write his novel The Dig. The remarkable treasures from Sutton Hoo transformed our understanding of the Anglo-Saxon world and they are now on display in the Museum's newly refurbished Room 41.

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Start Time: 18.30




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