Doorways in Time – The Great Archaeological Finds #1: The Sutton Hoo Treasure (Episode #120)

Why was the excavation depicted in Netflix’s “The Dig” the most important archaeological discovery ever made in Britain, or arguably in all of Europe? How did some artifacts found in a mound near an English widow’s garden in Suffolk on the eve of World War II revolutionize our understanding of the Dark Age? Why would they come to serve as symbols of the ancient roots of the English nation, and how did Sutton Hoo vindicate the new science of archaeology? The story that Netflix did not tell you.

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Also see:

  • The Middle Ages: Anglo-Saxon England and the Vikings, 757-1066
  • Imbalances of Power: 10 Episodes on English Political Revolution and Evolution

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