This post isn’t really early modern but the discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard is surely too exciting an event to miss on a history blog!
You can see a set of images of the find at
The text at Flickr explains:
This hoard is perhaps the most important collection of Anglo-Saxon objects found in England. It compares and perhaps exceeds those objects found at Sutton Hoo. Originally discovered by metal detectorist Terry Herbert in July 2009 and subsequently excavated by Birmingham University Archaeology Unit and Staffordshire County Council.
There’s also a Staffordshire Hoard website at:
http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/ which has more information about the find.
One has to wonder how many of these there are out there….Happy Hunting!