Ship at Sutton Hoo

Sae Wylfing © David Gill
Sae Wylfing © David Gill

Historia: The Sutton Hoo Festival of History took place at Sutton Hoo (National Trust) last weekend. The star exhibit was the reconstructed Sae Wylfing, a small replica of the ship found in the burial mound at Sutton Hoo.

Further details about the ship can be found on the Woodbridge Waterfront website.

Author: David Gill

David Gill is Honorary Professor in the Centre for Heritage at the University of Kent, and Honorary Research Fellow in the School of History and an Academic Associate in SISJAC at UEA; Professor of Archaeological Heritage.

2 thoughts on “Ship at Sutton Hoo”

  1. Sae Wylfing is superb, and proved that a ship like this could be sailed. A recently-shown photograph of the 1939 dig of the great ship at Sutton Hoo shows the mark of a mast-step. Those who insist she never sailed cannot be so sure. Ships had been sailing for centuries, and trading with Britain. Long may Sae Wylfing survive to show people this part of our history

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