New exhibition at Sutton Hoo

CUTTING edge fashion from Anglo Saxon times, including precious gems and women's jewellery will be on show in a new exhibition by the National Trust.The exhibition, called Far-Fetched Treasures, will chart the history of Suffolk from as far back as the 7th century.

CUTTING edge fashion from Anglo Saxon times, including precious gems and women's jewellery will be on show in a new exhibition by the National Trust.

The exhibition, called Far-Fetched Treasures, will chart the history of Suffolk from as far back as the 7th century.

With objects never on display before the exhibition will be another piece of the jigsaw helping to unravel the workings of Anglo Saxon England.

The collections, from Sutton Hoo, Mildenhall and Thetford are included in the nation's Top Ten Treasures, as voted by BBC Two viewers in January.

Highlights on display will be The Sutton Hoo shoulder clasp which was discovered during excavations of the ship burial in 1939.

Also discovered in 1939 is the Anastasius dish, a silver dish hallmarked in the name of the Emperor Anastasius.

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The exhibition was created and designed by curator Noel Adams working closely with the curator of the Sutton Hoo collection at the British Museum.

Kate Sussams, property manager of Sutton Hoo said: "The aim of the exhibitions at Sutton Hoo is to bring Anglo Saxon England to life for visitors.

"We are delighted with Far-Fetched Treasures and confident that visitors will be just as enthralled by the story behind the new objects on display as they were by last year's exhibition."

Far-Fetched Treasures will be open to the public at 10am from March 22.

The Sutton Hoo exhibition and visitor facility is open from March 22 to May 31, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

For more information please call 01394 389700

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