Anglo-Saxon and Viking ship burial

Friday 6 June 2014,

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The ritual of ship burial was practised by both the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons, most famously at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

To mark the redisplay of the Sutton Hoo objects in Room 41 of the British Museum, this talk will compare the ship graves of Sutton Hoo and the Vikings, addressing key similarities and differences in their symbolic interpretation.

This event will be chaired by Exhibition Curator Gareth Williams, British Museum, and will feature Jan Bill, Director of the Viking Ship Museum, Oslo, and Sue Brunning, Curator of the Early Medieval Insular Collection, British Museum.

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