Anglo-Saxon treasure from the Sutton Hoo burial ship. The Sutton Hoo burial ship was uncovered by archaeologists during the summers of 1938 and 1939. There was little more than the iron rivets left of the actual ship which was originally 89 feet long and 14 feet wide at its widest point. Jewelry, coins, silver plates, weapons, armour, utensils, drinking-horns, etc. were among the objects collected at the site.