Friday, September 25, 2009

My dragonish heart is utterly roused

Photo by David Rowan, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

Oh. My. God. There's a new find in Staffordshire, a hoard of luscious, gorgeous goldy old gold that is simply mind-blowingly fabulous. Go look at the Flickr set. It will make you croon. This is the biggest, best Anglo-Saxon find since Sutton Hoo. (Thanks, Lisa.)

For the next six days, you can listen to the BBC's audio segment. Fast forward to 5 minutes in.

Apart from sheer gleaming fabulousness, there is also apparently part of an unknown riddle (inscribed on something, I assume). I wonder which blogger will hold the guess-the-riddle competition...

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