An Anglo-Saxon carved box

For the classroom

General view of the casket


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Weland and the Adoration of the Magi


Front panel with Weland and the Adoration of the Magi.

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The capture of Jerusalem by the Roman emperor Titus


Back panel with the capture of Jerusalem by the Roman emperor Titus.

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Left panel with Romulus and Remus


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Bone casket


Dating to AD 1180-1200 with pictures from the story of Tristram and Isolde; length: 14.3 cm, width: 9.5 cm, height: 9.3 cm.

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Reliquary that once held relics of St Thomas Becket


Made from Limoges enamel. AD 1100s; height: 15.5 cm, length: 21 cm, width: 9.5 cm.

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Reproduced by permission of the Society of Antiquaries of London (© Society of Antiquaries of London)

Anglo-Saxon kings and laws

Source: bbc.co.uk

BBC Primary History web pages with information about Anglo-Saxon kings and laws, including images of Anglo-Saxon kingdoms and a game about an Anglo-Saxon girl called Hild preparing for a feast in Offa's village.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/kings_and_laws/

Examples of Anglo-Saxon riddles

Source: abdn.ac.uk

Visit the site http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sll/disciplines/english/beowulf/riddle.htm

Kennings and ideas for creating them

Source: youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.youngpoetsnetwork.org.uk/2012/12/10/land-of-the-ocean-noise-create-your-own-kennings/

An excerpt from Beowulf

Source: bbc.co.uk

On a BBC timeline of the English language.

Visit the site http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/timelines/language_timeline/index_embed.shtml

Outside the classroom

Bede's World in Jarrow, Tyne and Wear

Source: bedesworld.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.bedesworld.co.uk/schools/

World Museum, Liverpool

Source: liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/wml/index.aspx

The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, Canterbury

Source: canterbury.co.uk

Visit the site http://www.canterbury.co.uk/Beaney/

Details of where to see the Staffordshire Hoard

Source: staffordshirehoard.org.uk

Visit the site http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/

Hull Museums

Source: hullcc.gov.uk

Visit the site http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/museumcollections/

British Museum

Source: britishmuseum.org

Visit the site http://www.britishmuseum.org/visiting/school_visits.aspx

An Anglo-Saxon carved box