Flagship of Early England: Reconstructing the Sutton Hoo ship

In 1939, at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the imprint of a spectacular 90ft long rowing ship was discovered with a fabulous range of objects, many of which have been repaired or restored and are now on show in the British Museum but the largest artefact of all, the ship, has never been reconstructed. Without this we will never know what it looked like, how it performed or why it was held in such high esteem. The Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company was formed to create a full sized replica.

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Martin Carver, Professor Emeritus, Archaeology Department, University of York & Chair of the Trustees of the Sutton Hoo Ship’s Company


Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum Museum Gardens York YO1 7FR

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