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    Archaeological documents from the middle ages

    Document NameLocation FoundBrief Description
    The Domesday BookEnglandA comprehensive record of the extensive survey of England’s landholding and resources, commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085-86.
    Bayeux TapestryBayeux, FranceA 70-metre long embroidered cloth which details the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England.
    Magna CartaEnglandThe charter of liberties granted by King John of England in 1215, which has become an iconic symbol of the rule of law.
    Sutton Hoo ship-burial goodsSutton Hoo, EnglandA 7th-century burial ship filled with artefacts, providing remarkable insights about the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of East Anglia.
    Book of KellsKells, IrelandA masterfully decorated manuscript created by Celtic monks circa 800 AD, containing the Four Gospels of the New Testament.
    Codex SinaiticusSaint Catherine’s Monastery, SinaiA 4th-century manuscript of the Bible written in Greek, considered one of the most important books in the world.
    The Luttrell PsalterEnglandA 14th-century illuminated manuscript, named after its patron Sir Geoffrey Luttrell, depicting vivid scenes of medieval life.
    Lewis ChessmenIsle of Lewis, ScotlandA collection of intricately carved, 12th-century chess pieces made from walrus ivory and whales’ teeth.
    Staffordshire HoardStaffordshire, EnglandThe largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, discovered in a field near Lichfield, in Staffordshire, England.
    Gospels of Tsar Ivan AlexanderTurnovo, BulgariaA richly decorated Bulgarian illuminated manuscript from the 14th century, commissioned by Tsar Ivan Alexander.