This is a Zoom talk organised by Marlow Archaeology Group
The richly furnished princely chamber burial at Prittlewell, Southend, is the earliest post-Roman Christian burial in England and the most important Anglo-Saxon burial found since the discovery of the great ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939. It was discovered in 2003 and the findings published in 2019.
This lecture outlines the story of the cemetery, from its inception in the 6th century AD and considers the resources used to construct and furnish the chamber and the possible symbolism of the carefully selected objects placed in it. Although the identity of the deceased is unknown, he clearly belonged to a wealthy community with connections to Kent, Europe and the Mediterranean which played an important part in the early development of the kingdom of Essex.
This event is free for members of AIM, MAG and MAS. Members will be emailed instructions on how to book a free ticket for this talk. Non-members can find booking details at Ticketsource