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Monumental Cross Anglo Saxon, 10th century

The 4000 year old clay tablet containing the story of the flood stands on display at the British Museum in London.

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The Latin inscription on the edge says, “This comb was sent by Queen Bertha to Pope Gregory.” Queen Bertha converted her husband King Ethelbert, thereby bringing Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England. Although the historical event occurred c. 590 AD, the comb was made in the second half of the 12th century and resides in London’s British Museum.

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Limestone temple-relief, with incised decoration. Amarna. British Museum

Kingston Down brooch, Anglo-Saxon, early seventh-century. The ‘step’ pattern recalls the centre of the St Mark carpet page in the Lindisfarne Gospels.

Anglo-Saxon Font, St.Michaels Church, Alphington,Devon.

Rock crystal dice, marked one to six. 1st-2nd Century AD. Roman Imperial Period. via the British Museum.

The Aethelwulf ring. Gold/niello. Late Anglo-Saxon (828-858). Found in a cart rut, Laverstock, Wiltshire. Inscription: + ETHELVVLF RX. Diam 2.8 cm. British Museum.