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Interpreting the Ryedale Hoard

27 Sep 2022
Start time
2:30 PM
The Yorkshire Museum
Lucy Creighton, Curator of Archaeology, Yorkshire Museum
Interpreting the Ryedale Hoard

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Interpreting the Ryedale Hoard
Lucy Creighton, Curator of Archaeology, Yorkshire Museum

In May 2020, two metal detectorists made an amazing discovery in a field near Ampleforth, North Yorkshire. Four spectacular yet diverse objects that were buried together some 1,800 years ago. The Ryedale Hoard contains some of the most significant artefacts from our region and offers fresh perspectives on Roman Yorkshire.

In this talk Lucy Creighton will share the story of this spectacular hoard. By looking at the objects in detail and drawing upon comparative examples and the Yorkshire’s Museum wider designated Roman collections, she will explore their use in the 2nd century and the mystery of their burial. She will then fast forward to the moment of their discovery and the Yorkshire Museum’s subsequent acquisition, display and research plans.

Lucy Creighton is Curator of Archaeology at the Yorkshire Museum, where she is lucky enough to care for and share one of the largest and most important archaeological collections in the country. Before moving to York she managed archaeological collections in London and Sheffield.

York Museums Trust and Yorkshire Philosophical Society Joint Lecture

This lecture will be held in the Tempest Anderson Lecture Theatre in the Yorkshire Museum, York at 2.30pm

Participants can book to see the Exhibition before or after the lecture on the Yorkshire Museum Website: