The Lady in the Oak Tree

In 1905, a remarkable discovery was made in Hogebeintum, in Friesland. During excavations in one of the artificial mounds, the remains of a person buried in an oak coffin were found. The skeleton dates from the 7th century and the deceased was presumably an important woman. We know this because full grown oaks were rareContinue reading “The Lady in the Oak Tree”

Another beautiful and unique ring found in Utrecht

A very special gold ring was found in Utrecht: a medieval Love Ring, or Promise Ring. It is unique because it is the first of its kind found in The Netherlands. The discovery was presented to the world by Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht. This ‘black letter posy ring’ was made between 1375 and 1550. On theContinue reading “Another beautiful and unique ring found in Utrecht”