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List: Top Ten Treasures of the British Museum

Date: 2004

Source: BBC Two's 'Meet the Ancestors' television programme.

Base: All treasure found in the UK now contained in the British Museum.

Notes: Experts voted on their favourite treasure in a special edition of BBC Two's Meet the Ancestors programme. A panel of five experts from the British Museum then decided on the order of the top ten.

Rank

Treasure

Location Discovered

1

Vindolanda Tablets

Northumberland

2

Sutton Hoo ship burial

Suffolk

3

Hoxne Hoard

Suffolk

4

Snettisham Hoard

Norfolk

5

Lewis Chessmen

Outer Hebrides

6

Mold Gold Cape

North Wales

7

Mildenhall Treasure

Suffolk

8

Fishpool Hoard

Lancashire

9

Cuerdale Hoard

Lancashire

10

The Ringlemere and Rillaton Cups

Kent


   
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