In Photos: Stunning Treasures from the Burial of an Anglo-Saxon Prince

Belt Buckle

prittlewell tomb

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Among the most impressive finds in the burial chamber was this triangular gold belt buckle, which archaeologists believe was made specifically for the prince to wear at his burial. The buckle would have secured a belt worn around the man's tunic.

Stephanie Pappas
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Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.