82 The Migration of the early Saxons

Decorated Hump Urn
Decorated Hump Urn

Extensive burial grounds from the Migration Period have been excavated in the Elbe-Weser triangle. In many graves, clay vessels richly decorated with humps and bulges were discovered, so-called hump urns, which are typical for the region. It is remarkable that the same hump urns also appear as grave goods in England. This is archaeological evidence of a migration of early Saxons who had emigrated to England 1,600 years ago.

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Hump Urn with Cremation

Age: um 400 n. Chr. Migration period

Material: Ceramics

Location: Westerwanna