Mercian Trail Presentation

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Mercian Trail Presentation

  1. 3. How were such ornate items made in Anglo Saxon times?
  2. 4. How did the gold reach Britain’s shores, and how was it carried here?
  3. 5. What trading links were established in Anglo Saxon times?
  4. 6. What links are there to Birmingham’s thriving jewellery industry today?
  5. 7. What do the jewels and inscriptions tell us?
  6. 9. What role did Staffordshire play in ancient Mercia?
  7. 10. What was life like in Staffordshire, during Anglo Saxon times
  8. 11. What links are there to existing Staffordshire Anglo Saxon finds?
  9. 12. Why did the Hoard end up in Staffordshire?
  10. 13. Who were the key players during this period of history?
  11. 15. What are the links between the Hoard and early Christendom?
  12. 16. What does the biblical inscription tell us?
  13. 17. What are the links to the Lichfield Angel & St Chad?
  14. 18. What is the significance of the folded up cross and serpents?
  15. 19. Are there any links to the St Chad Gospels?
  16. 21. What are the links to Offa, and key figures of the period?
  17. 22. What battles took place, and what role did the Hoard play?
  18. 23. What role did Tamworth play in ancient Mercia?
  19. 24. Who were the owners of the Hoard, and what wars did they fight in?
  20. 26. Why did the Hoard get laid down in Staffordshire?
  21. 27. How did the archaeologists extract the Hoard?
  22. 28. What techniques are being used to conserve the Hoard?
  23. 29. How can archaeology uncover the history of the Hoard?

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