Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Friday, September 25, 2009 5:59 am

I was wondering where I’d left all that stuff

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This gold strip carries the Latin inscription: Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face. It has two sources, the Book of Numbers or Psalm 67, taken from the Vulgate, the Bible used by the Saxons.

This gold strip carries the Latin inscription: "Rise up O Lord, and may thy enemies be dispersed and those who hate thee be driven from thy face." It has two sources, the Book of Numbers or Psalm 67, taken from the Vulgate, the Bible used by the Saxons.

“It’s been actually quite scary working on this material to be in the presence of greatness.”

— Kevin Leahy, an archaeologist cataloguing a hoard of golden objects and other artifacts of Anglo-Saxon origin, found this summer by an amateur with a metal detector in Staffordshire, England; dating to around the turn of the 8th century; and valued in the millions.

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