Today marks the 7th anniversary of the Staffordshire Hoard being discovered
7th anniversary of the discovery

The Staffordshire Hoard is the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world.

Discovered in a field near the village of Hammerwich, near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England on 5 July 2009, it consists of more than 3,500 items, that are nearly all martial or warlike in character.

Children's guide to Hoard story
Saxon Gold
This exciting new book for children aged 6-11 years, tells the enthralling story of the more than 4000 gold objects in the Staffordshire Hoard. On a visit to see the Hoard, Jess and Jim talk to the research and conservation team unravelling the mysteries of the Hoard.

Saxon Gold is also the story of Anglo-Saxon Mercia when the Hoard was buried in a Staffordshire field. These are exciting years. It is a time of heroes and villains when Christianity is challenging Pagan worship and King Penda is waging war.

Written by Cathy Shingler who has guided many children and adults through the Hoard, Saxon Gold is full of wonderful graphics produced by illustrator Neil Max Emmanuel, well known for his work on the popular archaeology show Time Team on Channel 4.

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Staffordshire Hoard Learn about the art of the beasts, birds & gods of the Staffordshire Hoard

This booklet explores the awe inspiring artistry and craftsmanship of the Staffordshire Hoard.

Experts explain the intriguing and puzzling creatures that inhabit these treasures and speculate on what they may have signified to men and women living in early Anglo Saxon England.

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Special offer packages - Unravelling the mysteries of the Staffordshire Hoard
Your opportunity to learn more about these treasures and explore the mysterious beasts, birds and gods with experts from the Staffordshire Hoard.

Choose from an online version of the Anglo-Saxons & Mercia: special edition magazine, Saxon Gold, Beasts, Birds & Gods: The Staffordshire Hoard Booklet & the Anglo Saxon DVD.

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