The famous ancient Anglo-Saxon royal burial site of Sutton Hoo is only a few miles from the pretty and bustling small town of Woodbridge.
Anglo-Saxons buried their loved and respected ones with goods for the next life.
Here at Sutton Hoo the king (probably King Raedwald) was buried with his helmet, weapons and his boat.
The site was searched for treasure in Elizabethan times, but fortunately the hole collapsed in on the diggers before they reached the treasure and they gave up.
In the nineteenth century they dug and found a great many iron nails, which they made into horse shoes - good job they didn't find the treasure either!
Raedwald was buried in his boat. Much has been deduced from very slight indications, such as fragments of material, lines of iron nails and brown marks in the sand. The metal objects were flattened by the weight above them. There were several warriors and others buried here.
The slides show below show the amazing cloisonne jewelry they were capable of making even at this early date of 639 AD. Also the mask is shown, the archaeological dig and how the children would have dressed. First is a modern seat in the grounds.