Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Myth

  • Emblems and psychological medicine on the Sutton Hoo purse

    Stephen MartinDurham, England, and Thailand The recent film The Dig1 has brought into the wider public eye the story of an Anglo-Saxon ship burial.2 The burial mound, at Sutton Hoo, in Sussex, England,3,4 contained a high-status figure, almost certainly Royal. The most expensive of the grave goods5 are high-craftsmanship gold, set with very finely-cut garnets…