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    DescriptionThrough beautiful landscape photography, cutting edge technology, and a treasure trove of precious artefacts, NG recreates the crucible of England's creation - the mysterious Dark Ages. The story spans an era long wrapped in myth and legend, from the dusk of the Roman Empire in 450 A.D. to the Norman invasion in 1066. Discovered in Staffordshire in July 2009 by an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast these 1500 pieces of bejewelled gold and silver Anglo-Saxon treasure promise to shed unprecedented light on this key period of British history; a time when the Saxons, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and Vikings battled for control of the British Isles. Set in a landscape whose beauty endures, the story of the making of England emerges through a wealth of archaeological and written material. This story highlights the fluid nature of human societies and carries a surprisingly modern message of a successful, cohesive culture emerging from a diverse group of people.

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    Lost Gold of the Dark Ages
    War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 980 g
    ISBN 13: 9781426208140
    ISBN 10: 1426208146

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLC
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/MEDIVL
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T Approval Code: A15202020, A17660000
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    DC22: 941.01
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037010, HIS000000
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    BIC subject category V2: 3F, 1DBK
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    LC classification: DA152 .A417 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHDJ
    Illustrations note
    200 Colour Photographs, 3 Maps
    National Geographic Society
    Imprint name
    National Geographic Society
    Publication date
    18 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Hanover, PA
    Author Information
    Caroline Alexander is the bestselling author of "The Endurance, The Bounty, "and "The War That Killed Achilles, "and is widely recognized for her nonfiction writing. She is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, Granta, and National Geographic magazine. Dr. Kevin Leahy, National Adviser for the Portable Antiquities Scheme at the British Museum, specializes in Medieval metalwork and is the expert who has been studying the hoard.
    Review quote
    "The images presented in this book are gorgeous. And stunning." -"Los Angeles Times"