Where are the Sutton Hoo treasures now?

the British Museum
Did you know…? As the landowner at the time of the discovery, Edith Pretty was declared the owner of the priceless Anglo-Saxon treasures. She gave them all to the nation and they can still be seen and enjoyed today at the British Museum.

Where is the Sutton Hoo gold?

British Museum London
British Museum. London, United Kingdom These coins are crucial to understanding the burial at Sutton Hoo, as they provide strong clues about when the ship and its contents were deposited.

Where are the artefacts from Sutton Hoo?

The artefacts the archaeologists found in the burial chamber include a suite of metalwork dress fittings in gold and gems, a ceremonial helmet, a shield and sword, a lyre, and silver plate from the Byzantine Empire. The ship burial has prompted comparisons with the world of Beowulf….Sutton Hoo.

Site notes
Ownership National Trust

Were any remains found at Sutton Hoo?

The missing body This led to early speculation over whether the Sutton Hoo ship burial was actually a cenotaph – an empty tomb or a monument erected in honour of a person whose remains are elsewhere. However, more recent analysis detected phosphate in the soil – an indicator that a human body once lay at rest there.

Can you still see the boat at Sutton Hoo?

Can you see the original burial ship and helmet found at Sutton Hoo? Sadly no. The 27 metre long ship no longer exists. It disintegrated after being buried in acidic soil for over a thousand years.

Did Basil Brown get any money?

Soon Pretty to donate all the artifacts to the Museum but requests that Basil should get his due credit in the excavation. But when the artifacts are exhibited, Brown’s name is absent. Years after Edith’s death, Basil Brown is given his full credit and his name is displayed beside the kind estate owner.

Where is the Sutton Hoo helmet now?

British Museum, London
The Sutton hoo helmet is a decorated Anglo-Saxon helmet found during a 1939 excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship-burial….

Sutton Hoo helmet
Weight 2.5 kg (5.5 lb) estimated
Discovered 1939 Sutton Hoo, Suffolk 52°05′21″N 01°20′17″E
Discovered by Charles Phillips
Present location British Museum, London

Did Edith Pretty get any money?

After her mother’s death in 1919, Edith cared for her father at Vale Royal. When he died in Cape Town during a visit to South Africa in 1925, Edith and her sister inherited an estate valued at more than £500,000 – about £32 million in 2022.

What happened to Edith Pretty son?

Robert went to live with Edith’s sister, Elizabeth. He eventually attended Eton College and then went into farming. Robert died of cancer in 1988 at the age of 57, leaving children Penny, David, and John.