Discoveries: View Lost Images of the Sutton Hoo Dig

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 13, 2021

Netflix’s movie The Dig told the story behind the 1939 Sutton Hoo excavation, when amateur archaeologist Basil Brown unearthed an 88.6-foot long ship with a burial chamber full of dazzling riches. You can now see images of the actual dig, taken by schoolteachers Mercie Lack and Barbara Wagstaff during their summer vacation. The newly digitized images are available online, notes Smithsonian. Lack and Wagstaff were amateur photographers fascinated by the discovery of the famed early medieval ship burial. 

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