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Friday, 15 March 2013
Staffordshire hoard of treasures to be displayed in Birmingham gallery
The Staffordshire hoard, the UK's largest collection of Anglo Saxon treasure, includes sword mounts and fragments of processional crosses. Photograph: Getty Images
The museum in Birmingham where thousands queued for hours to seethe Staffordshire hoard of Anglo Saxon gold is to create a gallery to display some of the most spectacular pieces, helped by a £705,000 grant from the heritage lottery fund.
"The Staffordshire hoard is our Tutankhamun," Simon Cane, director of the Birmingham Museums Trust said.