more Staffordshire Hoard!

December 20, 2012 at 3:25 am (Uncategorized) ()

Staffordshire Hoard: Gold fragments found in Hammerwich, from the BBC


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Runic Signature for Cynewulf’s “Fates of the Apostles”

June 6, 2011 at 9:58 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Appearing in the June 2011 edition of Poetry magazine, trans. Robert Hasenfratz and V. Penelope Pellizon.

This is fabulous, to see Cynewulf (one of the few Anglo-Saxon poets whose name we know) appearing in the pages of a modern poetry magazine!  Hasenfratz and Pellizon discuss their choices as translators here.

You can read a transcription of the poem from the Vercelli book here, but it unfortunately does not reproduce the runes, instead giving the name of the rune in-text in such a way that if you did not know better, you wouldn’t know there was anything unusual about these words.

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Staffordshire Hoard

September 24, 2009 at 3:13 pm (Uncategorized) (, )

Photos of the Staffordshire hoard on flickr, courtesy of the Portable Antiquities Scheme.

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Saxon burial ground discovered…

February 5, 2009 at 3:32 am (Uncategorized) ()

by two members of the Eastbourne District Metal Detecting Club: Bob White and Cliff Smith. The skeletons of a man and two women were accompanied by weapons and jewelry, among other artifacts.

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