An archaeological excavation at Priory Crescent, Prittlewell, Essex in autumn 2003 unearthed a 7th century grave that is perhaps the most spectacular discovery of its kind made during the past 50 years - the grave is probably that of an Anglo-Saxon King of Essex.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council asked the Museum of London Archaeology Service to carry out an evaluation of land in Prittlewell, on the northern outskirts of Southend, Essex, ahead of a potential road-widening scheme. The results were far more startling than anyone could have predicted.
Some of these incredible objects will be on display at the Museum of London from Friday February 6 until February 17 and at Southend Central Museum from Saturday February 21 until March 21.
All enquiries should be directed to Emma Thomas at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council on 01702 215939 or EmmaThomas@southend.gov.uk.