Sixth century Anglo-Saxon warrior and his horse, discovered at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, will be displayed as they were found at the newly extended Mildenhall Museum
BBC News Suffolk reports yesterday that –
A Suffolk museum has taken delivery of the skeletal remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior and his horse. The remains were found in 1997 at RAF Lakenheath and they are going on display at nearby Mildenhall Museum. The warrior is thought to have died in about AD 500 and the find included a bridle, sword and shield. The bones are being displayed under glass in the same position they were found in and the public will be able to see them next month. Suffolk Archaeological Service has been in charge of the skeletons, which were part of a cemetery containing 427 graves. The warrior is believed to have been born locally and was about 30 years old when he died.
The Museum has been doubled in size to house the new exhibit using £789,813 provided by Forest Heath District Council. The display will be open to the public from 2pm on Wednesday, 9 October 2013.
Full article here. See also our earlier features on the Mildenhall Museum here and here.
NB. This week, from 9:45am – 10:00am daily, BBC Radio 4 is paying tribute to Seamus Heaney, “Nobel Prize-winning poet, internationally recognised as one of the greatest contemporary voices who passed away earlier this month at the age of 74.” by broadcasting a recording of the poet reading from his translation of Beowulf.
More here.