Anglo-Saxon Offering for the Dead

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 May 2016
Anglo-Saxon Offering for the Dead

This large copper alloy bowl is filled with hazelnuts. It had been placed in a burial, perhaps as a symbolic offering or provision for the dead from the mourners who set out the grave. This vessel and its contents provides a glimpse into Anglo-Saxon beliefs and burial rituals. From Great Chesterford, UK. Circa 500-600 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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Amin, O. S. M. (2016, May 15). Anglo-Saxon Offering for the Dead. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/5109/

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Anglo-Saxon Offering for the Dead." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 15, 2016. https://www.ancient.eu/image/5109/.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Anglo-Saxon Offering for the Dead." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 15 May 2016. Web. 16 Jun 2019.

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