Martin Carver, Ship’s Company Director and archaeologist in charge of the Sutton Hoo burial mounds, recounts what has been discovered at the famous English site since the 1930s excavation portrayed in the movie The Dig.

Martin writes, ‘I first saw the Sutton Hoo burial mounds in 1982. They lay in an English field overlooking the River Deben, overgrown with bracken and overrun with rabbits. As an archaeologist, I knew a little bit about them—enough to feel a burn of excitement plus a twinge of sadness at the state they were in. The next day I put in my application to be the director of a new excavation campaign there: I resolved to solve the mystery of the mounds and make the site into a monument we could be proud of.’  To read the full article, click here