Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A heritage to treasure
AN MP is calling for a valuable, rare collection of Anglo Saxon treasures unearthed in Loftus to be kept on Teesside.

Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland MP Ashok Kumar has secured a House of Commons debate next week to help decide the future display site of the items described by leading experts as the “most dramatic find of Anglo Saxon material for generations.”

The treasure, unearthed by archaeologists from Tees Archaeology in fields overlooking the East Cleveland town, includes gold and silver brooches, dating from the seventh century, that may have connections with the ancient Royal Family of Northumbria.