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Burial Collection

"Unveiling the Mysteries of Burial: From Sutton Hoo to Tutankhamun" Step into the ancient world as we explore the captivating realm practices

Background imageBurial Collection: Letter from Shelley to Amelia Curran, 5th August 1819. Artist: Shelley

Letter from Shelley to Amelia Curran, 5th August 1819. Artist: Shelley
Letter from Shelley to Amelia Curran, 5th August 1819. Letter written from Livorno by Percy Bysshe Shelley to Miss Amelia Curran, at Rome

Background imageBurial Collection: Sutton Hoo treasure

Sutton Hoo treasure
A double-page spread relating to the Anglo-Saxon ship burial ground discovered at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. it was filled with many priceless treasures, a few of which are shown here

Background imageBurial Collection: Tomb of Tutankhamun. s. XIV BC. EGYPT. QUENA

Tomb of Tutankhamun. s. XIV BC. EGYPT. QUENA
Tomb of Tutankhamun. s.XIV BC. EGYPT. QUENA

Background imageBurial Collection: Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral

Gravestone in the Graveyard of Winchester Cathedral
Gravestone of Thomas Thetcher, a Grenadier in the North Regiment of the Hampshire Militia who died of a violent fever contracted by drinking Small Beer when hot on 12th May 1764

Background imageBurial Collection: Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt

Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Egypt
Pharaoh Amenhotep I. Painting on stucco. New Kingdom. 20th Dynasty. 1152-1145 BC. Thebes. Grave 359. Neues Museum. Berlin. Germany

Background imageBurial Collection: Waylands Smithy CC97_02141

Waylands Smithy CC97_02141
WAYLANDS SMITHY, Ashbury, Oxfordshire. The neolithic chambered long barrow, taken from the west, with a lady and gentleman sitting on the stones by the entrance

Background imageBurial Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow K910277

West Kennet Long Barrow K910277
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Wiltshire. Stones at the entrance

Background imageBurial Collection: Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Egypt, Cairo, Giza, View of all three Great Pyramids at sunset

Background imageBurial Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow N072012

West Kennet Long Barrow N072012
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Avebury, Wiltshire. Aerial view

Background imageBurial Collection: Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere J920413

Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere J920413
GLASTONBURY ABBEY, Somerset. Exhumation of Arthur and Guinivere 1193 by Judith Dobie (English Heritage Graphics Team)

Background imageBurial Collection: Trethevy Quoit N061057

Trethevy Quoit N061057
TRETHEVY QUOIT, St Cleer, Cornwall. View of the Neolithic dolmen burial chamber containing five standing stones, and a large capstone

Background imageBurial Collection: Winterbourne Stoke Barrows N930001

Winterbourne Stoke Barrows N930001
WINTERBOURNE STOKE BARROWS, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the Winterbourne Stoke cemetery showing Bronze Age round barrows with the Neolithic Long Barrow top right, next to the roundabout

Background imageBurial Collection: Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC

Hercules Brings Cerberus to Eurystheus, with Hermes and Athena, c6th century BC. Greek Vase from an Etruscan Tomb

Background imageBurial Collection: Brunel & Broad Gauge

Brunel & Broad Gauge
ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL The ghost of Brunel laments the burial of the railway broad gauge he invented

Background imageBurial Collection: India / Taj Mahal

India / Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal

Background imageBurial Collection: Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Cobblestone walkway at Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France

Background imageBurial Collection: Killkenny, Ireland. The dramatic Spectacle of the Rock of Cashel and its gravesites

Killkenny, Ireland. The dramatic Spectacle of the Rock of Cashel and its gravesites

Background imageBurial Collection: Dolmen, Neolithic burial chamber 4500 years old

Dolmen, Neolithic burial chamber 4500 years old, Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageBurial Collection: The Ossuary in Sedlec, Kutna Hora, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Czech Republic, Europe

The Ossuary in Sedlec, Kutna Hora, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Czech Republic, Europe

Background imageBurial Collection: Royal Chattris, Orchha, India

Royal Chattris, Orchha, India
The Royal Chattris (14 cenotaphs or tombs carved out of stone) of former rulers, in Kanchana Ghat on the banks of the river Betwa at Orchha, Madhya Pradesh Province, India

Background imageBurial Collection: Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Creator: Unknown

Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Creator: Unknown
Napoleon I at the tomb of Frederick the Great, 27 October 1806, (1936). Napoleon I Am Sarge Friedrichs Des Grossen, 27 Oktober 1806

Background imageBurial Collection: The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts

The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts
The Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza, 19th century. The Sphinx is located on the Giza Plateau with the three pyramids of Khufu (Cheops), Khafre (Chephren) and Menkaura (Men-kaur-re)

Background imageBurial Collection: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, World War I, c1918-1919

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, World War I, c1918-1919. Artist: Realistic Travels Publishers
Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, World War I, c1918-1919. The cemetery stands on the spot Where 20, 000 British soldiers fell attacking German positions during the Battle of

Background imageBurial Collection: Portrait of a youth in a gold wreath, Fayum mummy portrait, Romano-Egyptian, early 2nd century

Portrait of a youth in a gold wreath, Fayum mummy portrait, Romano-Egyptian, early 2nd century. Such portraits were apparently kept at home during the subjects lifetime

Background imageBurial Collection: Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts

Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Artist: David Roberts
Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium, 19th century. Found in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Background imageBurial Collection: The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-16044

The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-16044. Artist: Michelangelo Caravaggio
The Laying in the Tomb ( The Deposition / The Entombment ), 1602-1604. Mary of Clopas with her arms raised; Mary Magdalene with bowed head; Nicodemus grasps the legs of the dead Christ

Background imageBurial Collection: TIKAL: MAYAN INSCRIPTION. Canoe scene inscribed on an animal bone in the burial

TIKAL: MAYAN INSCRIPTION. Canoe scene inscribed on an animal bone in the burial chamber of a Mayan king at Tikal, Guatemala, c731 A.D

Background imageBurial Collection: Normanton Down N120066

Normanton Down N120066
STONEHENGE AREA, Wiltshire. Aerial view of Normanton Down Barrow Cemetery / Bush Barrow

Background imageBurial Collection: Belas Knapp Long Barrow N071890

Belas Knapp Long Barrow N071890
BELAS KNAPP LONG BARROW, Gloucestershire. Aerial view

Background imageBurial Collection: Stoney Littleton Long Barrow J010088

Stoney Littleton Long Barrow J010088
STONEY LITTLETON LONG BARROW, Somerset. Reconstruction drawing by Ivan Lapper of a funerary ceremony outside the multi-chambered long barrow

Background imageBurial Collection: West Kennet Long Barrow from the air K040320

West Kennet Long Barrow from the air K040320
WEST KENNET LONG BARROW, Avebury, Wiltshire. Aerial view of the site looking West. Part of the Avebury World Heritage Site

Background imageBurial Collection: Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie

Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps. 7th-8th centurie
Sutton Hoo Treasure. Royal shoulder-clasps decorated with inlaid gold, enamel and garnet. 7th-8th centuries AD. From Mound 1. Near Woodbridge, Suffolk, England. British Museum. London. England

Background imageBurial Collection: Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Wailing men on each side of the tomb door

Background imageBurial Collection: Wall paintings in the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Wall paintings in the Tomb of Tutankhamun, Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Egypt

Background imageBurial Collection: The Unknown Warrior Burial Service

The Unknown Warrior Burial Service
The scene in Westminster Abbey as the coffin of The Unknown Warrior is lowered onto bars above the open grave, during the burial service

Background imageBurial Collection: Chapel of Saint Polycarp on Mount Pagos, Izmir

Chapel of Saint Polycarp on Mount Pagos, Izmir
Chapel to the martyrdom of (and burial place of) St. Polycarp (Bishop of Smyrna) situated on Mount Pagos (Kadifekale) close to Izmir (Smyrna) Turkey. Date: circa 1920s

Background imageBurial Collection: The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs

The Seated Scribe. 28th-23rd c. BC. It belongs to the 4th or 5th dynasty. Painted limestone, glass rock eyes inset into copper. It was found in the Old Kingdom burial ground at Sakkara. Egyptian art

Background imageBurial Collection: The spot where Captain Scott lies buried

The spot where Captain Scott lies buried
A cross placed on top of a large cairn of snow marking the resting place of Captain Scott, Dr Wilson and Lieutenant Bowers

Background imageBurial Collection: Leeds Workhouse and Burmantofts Cemetery

Leeds Workhouse and Burmantofts Cemetery
A very early photograph of Leeds Workhouse from Burmantofts Cemetery, Beckett Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire. The workhouse, designed by William Perkin and Elisha Backhouse

Background imageBurial Collection: The Painter as Illustrator, 1932, (1946). Artist: Paul Nash

The Painter as Illustrator, 1932, (1946). Artist: Paul Nash
The Painter as Illustrator, 1932, (1946). Hydriotaphia, Urn Burial, or, a Discourse of the Sepulchral Urns lately found in Norfolk, is a work by Thomas Browne (1605-1682)

Background imageBurial Collection: Representation of the enamel effigy of Geoffrey V on his tomb at Le Mans Cathedral, 1849

Representation of the enamel effigy of Geoffrey V on his tomb at Le Mans Cathedral, 1849. Artist: Lemercier
Representation of the enamel effigy of Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou (1113-1151), on his tomb at Le Mans Cathedral, Le Mans, France, 1849

Background imageBurial Collection: The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty

The Fumigation of Osiris, the Book of the Dead of Neb-Qued, Egyptian, 19th Dynasty. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris

Background imageBurial Collection: Relief from mausoleum of Hercules chaining Cerberus, c2nd century

Relief from mausoleum of Hercules chaining Cerberus, c2nd century. Trier Museum

Background imageBurial Collection: Alabaster statue of Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century

Alabaster statue of Queen Elizabeth I, 16th century
Alabaster statue of Queen Elizabeth I, on the tomb of Blanche Parry, her maid-of-honour, in Bacton Church in Herefordshire

Background imageBurial Collection: A garden pool: fragment of wall painting, Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, c1350 BC

A garden pool: fragment of wall painting, Egyptian, 18th Dynasty, c1350 BC. Tomb painting of a pool full of ducks, lotus flowers and tilapia fish; papyrus grows along the edge

Background imageBurial Collection: Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Old North Church, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Old North Church (officially, Christ Church), in Salem Street, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, with a cemetery visible on the left. Date: circa 1920

Background imageBurial Collection: Innisidgen Burial Chamber, Isles of Scilly K920400

Innisidgen Burial Chamber, Isles of Scilly K920400
INNISIDGEN BURIAL CHAMBER, St Mary s, Isles of Scilly. Bronze age burial cairn

Background imageBurial Collection: St Mary's Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

St Mary's Church, Kidderminster, Worcestershire - Painted by landscape artist Alfred Robert Quinton for the Sevenoaks based publishing and printing company J



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"Unveiling the Mysteries of Burial: From Sutton Hoo to Tutankhamun" Step into the ancient world as we explore the captivating realm practices. Delve into history's most remarkable tombs and gravesites, each holding a unique story waiting to be discovered. Journey back in time to the Sutton Hoo treasure, where an extraordinary ship burial unveiled a glimpse into Anglo-Saxon culture. Marvel at the intricate artifacts that once adorned this royal resting place, revealing tales of power and prestige. Venture further east to Egypt's Tomb of Tutankhamun, a mesmerizing testament to Pharaohs' opulence during the 14th century BC. Witness the breathtaking treasures unearthed from this sacred site, shedding light on ancient Egyptian beliefs surrounding death and afterlife. In Winchester Cathedral's Graveyard, stand before a solemn gravestone etched with heartfelt words honoring those who have passed. Reflect on life's transient nature as you contemplate mortality amidst serene surroundings. Discover Pharaoh Amenhotep I's final resting place in Egypt—a grand tribute befitting his divine status. Admire the architectural marvels that immortalize his legacy while pondering upon ancient rituals performed for departed rulers. Wander through Waylands Smithy and West Kennet Long Barrow—ancient British burial mounds shrouded in mystery. Feel their mystical aura as you traverse these haunting landscapes, contemplating how our ancestors honored their dead. Gaze upon Cairo's iconic Great Pyramids at sunset—an awe-inspiring sight symbolizing eternity itself. These colossal structures serve as enduring reminders of humanity's quest for immortality throughout history. Witness Arthur and Guinivere being exhumed—a moment frozen in time when legend meets reality. Uncover secrets buried deep within folklore as modern techniques shed new light on age-old tales. Marvel at Winterbourne Stoke Barrows—the enigmatic burial grounds that dot England's countryside.