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The Desborough Necklace


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 13 May 2016
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This necklace, found in a woman's grave, is the finest of its kind to survive from Anglo-Saxon England. Its gold wire beads and pendents set with garnets reflect a mixture of Mediterranean and Continental fashions. The inclusion of a cross pendent reflects the influence of Christianity on Anglo-Saxon culture during a time of changing religious beliefs. From Desborough, Northamptonshire, England, UK. Anglo-Saxon England, late 600 CE. (The British Museum, London)

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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