Lamp from Early Anglo-Saxon England

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 15 May 2016
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This iron lamp, comprising a round bowl on a tripod foot, still contains the remains of beeswax fuel, but no trace of a wick has survived. Iron lamps are extremely rare finds from early Anglo-Saxon England. So far they have been only found in the richest burials like Bloomfield and Prittlewell in Essex, as well as in Sutton Hoo. Early 600 CE. (The British Museum, London)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2016, May 15). Lamp from Early Anglo-Saxon England. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5108/lamp-from-early-anglo-saxon-england/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamp from Early Anglo-Saxon England." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified May 15, 2016. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/5108/lamp-from-early-anglo-saxon-england/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Lamp from Early Anglo-Saxon England." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 15 May 2016. Web. 31 Jul 2021.