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Release date- 13062014 - A selection from over 1,000 artefacts unearthed by
Every summer for the past ten years, students and staff from the
During this decade of digs, they have unearthed a wealth of finds which have shed new light on the long and eventful history of the castle and its environs.
The finds going on display span the history of Berkeley with a special focus on the Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and High Medieval occupation. One of the more precious items is the Anglo-Saxon aestle, a gilded gold page turner which would have been owned by a monk, and testifies to the presence of a minster on the site during the 800s AD.
Viking material will also be on show, including a small bronze bracelet, that may have been traded all the way from Viking Dublin during the 900s AD. A heraldic pendant of De Monthiemer, a medieval noble from the thirteenth century, will be on display in the castle. Accompanying nearly every display is a collection of coins which stretch from the Roman occupation of
'While it has been nice to escape some of the rain, this museum project has been a special challenge, but the prospect that the public can see the work the University has been doing is really exciting! This project has taught us all a variety of transferable skills that are not always easy to learn, such as graphic design, finds photography, archaeological illustration, archiving, and more.'
The exhibition at the
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