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    • How were such ornate items made in Anglo Saxon times?
    • How did the gold reach Britain’s shores, and how was it carried here?
    • What trading links were established in Anglo Saxon times?
    • What links are there to Birmingham’s thriving jewellery industry today?
    • What do the jewels and inscriptions tell us?
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    • What role did Staffordshire play in ancient Mercia?
    • What was life like in Staffordshire, during Anglo Saxon times
    • What links are there to existing Staffordshire Anglo Saxon finds?
    • Why did the Hoard end up in Staffordshire?
    • Who were the key players during this period of history?
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    • What are the links between the Hoard and early Christendom?
    • What does the biblical inscription tell us?
    • What are the links to the Lichfield Angel & St Chad?
    • What is the significance of the folded up cross and serpents?
    • Are there any links to the St Chad Gospels?
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    • What are the links to Offa, and key figures of the period?
    • What battles took place, and what role did the Hoard play?
    • What role did Tamworth play in ancient Mercia?
    • Who were the owners of the Hoard, and what wars did they fight in?
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    • Why did the Hoard get laid down in Staffordshire?
    • How did the archaeologists extract the Hoard?
    • What techniques are being used to conserve the Hoard?
    • How can archaeology uncover the history of the Hoard?