In 1938, English landowner Edith Pretty (1883-1942) hired excavator Basil Brown (1888-1977) from the Ipswich Museum to study the contents of a small ridge in Sutton Hoo, her Suffolk home, which appeared to be ancient burial mounds. Despite his lack of formal studies in archeology, Brown had enormous practical experience in this field. With insight and care, he made one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in British history at Sutton Hoo: an aristocratic burial mound of the seventh century that completely changed our view of Anglo-Saxon civilization, apart from containing one of the greatest treasures found in history. United kingdom ..