Lost Gold of the Dark Ages

Lost Gold of the Dark Ages

DVD - 2011
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Very few artifacts have survived from the early Anglo-Saxon period in Britain. When amateur metal hunter Terry Herbert discovered a huge cache of 5th century metal objects in a farmers field in Staffordshire, the discovery ignited an archaeological and popular sensation.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2011
ISBN: 9781426341786
Branch Call Number: DVD 941.01 LOST
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col., 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Secrets of the lost gold [dvd]

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Michael
Mar 12, 2012

A fascinating chronicle of the discovery of over 1500 Roman Britain artifacts (including the largest horde of Anglo Saxon gold) dating back to the later 600's and early 700's A.D. It was found by an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast in a field in southern Staffordshire, England - believed to have been a previous main Roman Britain thoroughfare. Three golden Christian crosses, and other precious ornaments studded with rare red garnet gems and other semi-precious stones are but some of the artifacts found and discussed in this extraordinary National Geographic story.

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