Support for Sutton Hoo burial ship campaign

Archeologist Tom Lucking has backed the #makeshiphappen campaign Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Archeologist Tom Lucking has backed the #makeshiphappen campaign Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

A man who has unearthed ancient Saxon treasure during heritage digs has back a campaign to build a full size replica of the Sutton Hoo burial ship.

Archeologist Tom Lucking discovered buried Anglo-Saxon treasure himself in 2014 and again in 2018. P

Archeologist Tom Lucking discovered buried Anglo-Saxon treasure himself in 2014 and again in 2018. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Thomas Lucking was a student at the University of East Anglia when he made his first discovery unearthing a pendant in Winfarthing, Norfolk dating back to AD630 and valued at £145,000.

In May, Mr Lucking struck gold again by digging up a 800-year-old brooch in Wymondham, Norfolk.

He is now lending his backing to the #makeshiphappen project in the hope of seeing her sail along the River Deben once again and said: "This is the biggest and most exciting experimental archaeology project we have ever had in Britain.

"By reconstructing the ship, we'll be able to learn so much more than we can from the original dig."


You may also want to watch:


For more information, visit www.makeshiphappen.co.uk

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter
Comments powered by Disqus