This is a really cool story! From the linked to article:
Like the original ship burial, this remarkable find has laid unseen and forgotten for a long time. Tucked away in a dusty storeroom were a couple of fairly nondescript cardboard boxes.
Inside these unprepossessing packages were a photographic treasure trove which sheds new light on the discovery and the excavation of the Sutton Hoo ship burial.
Inside the boxes were more than 400 photographs taken during the summer of 1939 by two visiting school teachers Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack.
An added bonus is that some of the photos are in color. Apparently, the two women had free run of the dig so the pictures are a pretty detailed record of the excavation. Follow the link to view some of the photos.
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