Remains of pagan Saxondom

By John Yonge Akerman

Genre:
Culture
History
First published in:
1852

About this book

“L’Arch,eologia potrebbe chiamarsi la scienza de’ sepolchri,” observes an Italian antiquary, while discussing the remains of classical antiquity. If the truth of this axiom be admitted, it applies peculiarly to the subject of this volume ; for the graves of our heathen Saxon forefathers have yielded numerous objects of the highest interest to the antiquary, affording almost the sole evidence, as well as the most lively illustration, of their arts, manners, customs, and superstitions.