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sutton hoo

In things, work on April 12, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Sometimes you have to believe the crazy ones!  I was learning about Sutton Hoo this morning.  Basically the owner of the land, Mrs. Edith Pretty (great name), was like ” I hear noises like a parade and sometimes I see warriors at dusk and dawn” and of course she sounded completely bonkers so she enlisted Basil Brown (another awesome name) to dig into the ancient mounds on her property.  Low and behold he uncovered the remains of a MASSIVE burial ship from the 7th century.

I liked the story and I liked this picture of the dig even more – that’s Mrs. pretty and her friends at the top enjoying themselves while Basil and his men dig in their fancy attire