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Treasures on show at Sutton Hoo
Shoulder clasp
The shoulder clasp was buried for hundreds of years
An exhibition of East Anglian treasures kept by the British Museum is going on display at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk.

The new exhibition, entitled Far-Fetched Treasures, features some of the finest examples of Anglo-Saxon craftsmanship in the UK.

The items, from the Sutton Hoo, Mildenhall and Thetford hoards, are being displayed together for the first time.

Highlights include a shoulder clasp and a silver tray called the Anastasius Dish, both discovered during the excavations of the ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939.

Other artefects include Roman silverware from Mildenhall and Thetford, and a man's buckle from Tostock in Suffolk, decorated with the biggest garnet in England.

Most are from the British Museum, but museums in Oxford, Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds have also loaned items.

The exhibition opens at the Sutton Hoo visitors centre near Woodbridge in Suffolk on Saturday.

The Sutton Hoo burial site was the resting place of Raedwald, King of the East Angles, and is regarded as one of the UK's most important archaeological sites.

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