thought to be one of the most remarkable and
significant finds of its kind in Britain.
Never forgetting the influence that was manifested
by the legacy which the Romans left the isles of
our 'Land of TIN' Britannia with !!! • much more
so, I would suggest than the land of ROME which
has now been subsumed by the so-called idl of
the supposed European Union.
n the royal court at Yeavering,” says Dr Ferguson. “The jewellery, ceramics, weaponry and art on display were sumptuous – truly a ‘golden age of Northumbria’.”
Further treasures include a pseudo Roman coin pendant, showing the connection the Anglo Saxons had with history and their Roman forebears, a sliver wrist clasp and a high-quality replica of the remarkable Franks Casket from the British Museum showing the quality and craftsmanship of the Northumbrian Golden Age.
The 8th century box is generally accepted as originating from the monasteries of Anglo Saxon Northumberland and features a whales’ bone decoration of narrative relief panels with figures and old English and runic inscriptions. These take in everything from Roman and Greek myth to Christianity – including Achilles, Romulus and Remus and the Adoration of the Magi.
“As the extraordinary discovery of Sutton Hoo unveiled the riches buried in death for the people of this time – the story of Yeavering, to be told at Ad Gefrin, reveals the riches found in life,” adds Dr Ferguson.The Chart of sources for Arthurian legends was found in 1943 by David Jones [1895-1974] & thence Purchased by the Archive from the Anthony d’Offay Gallery in 1982.