Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Lost Photographs of Sutton Hoo
The Sutton Hoo ship burial was one of the most important archaeological discoveries ever made in the British Isles. Alas, during the 1939 excavation only 29 photographs were taken by the official British Museum photographer, and archaeologists have long wished for more. Now the Sutton Hoo museum has announced the discovery of 400 additional photographs of the dig, taken by two schoolteachers, Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack. Some of these are even in color.