Anglo-Saxon Gold

As the Romans retreated from Britain at the dawn of the fifth century CE, various Germanic tribes invaded and subdued the Romanized Celtic inhabitants. Following conquest, they left behind impressive barrows in addition to hoards of gold, silver, and other precious metals. Recently, National Geographic Magazine featured an article on the spectacular discovery of a hoard of gold in Staffordshire. Yet a mystery remains: no one knows who buried it or why it was buried in the first place. Please click here to read this compelling article.

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