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          The Sutton Hoo Burial Mound

            Ruby made this replica of the Sutton Hoo mask at home with her dad.



In 1939, with World War II about to begin, archaeologists in Britain were excited by a discovery from 1,300 years ago.

Inside a grassy mound at Sutton Hoo, in Suffolk, they unearthed the remains of an Anglo-Saxon ship, possibly the tomb of a 7th-century nobelman.

The wooden ship had rotted away, but its outline, and some of the treasures buried with it, remained. Among the gold, silver and iron was a sword, a shield and a warrior's helmet, probably the most famous of all Anglo-Saxon museum treasures. 5T used salt dough to try and recreate some of the artefacts found.