One of my classmates in BritLit I posted a link in our discussion board to the brand new Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon treasure. I almost passed it by because the last link posted contained some lovely silver but nothing compared to this haul. In viewing the BBC report I came across an interview with the finder, a regular chap out pursuing his hobby, Terry Herbert. I was impressed with his perception and attitude regarding his find. He says it was more exciting to watch the reactions of the archeologists than the actual find itself and was relieved to get the cache into proper hands. Very cool guy.
Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon cache: Terry Herbert, BBC Interview
Article published in NYTimes:Europe
BBC Magazine: Comments by Dr Kevin Leahy
I cannot wait to read the final report.