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    Staffordshire Hoard highlights Beowulf-era Mercian gold, relics

    Great story; even better pictures:

    Secrets of the golden hoard: Experts piece warrior's helmet
    and sword back together to unlock life in the Dark Ages as
    thousands of treasure pieces highlight Staffordshire Hoard


    ◦ Helmet likely made in workshops set up by England's earliest kings
    ◦ Archaeologists say only 5 Anglo-Saxon helmets are known in Britain
    ◦ They also pieced together unique 7th century sword pommel
    ◦ 1,300-year-old treasure found using metal detector in 2010
    ◦ 1000s of pieces highlight gold, silver, garnet treasures of kingdom

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    Always interested in this sort of thing. Thanks.
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