You may have seen in the news this morning a report about the discovery of an Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard in England. It has been tentatively dated to the 8th or 9th century. It was discovered by an amateur walking the countryside with a metal-detector, and apparently it surpasses even the famous Sutton Hoo treasure in size and interest.
The precise location of the discovery is not being publicized — no doubt to protect it from the Staffordshire Horde — but a website with beautiful photographs of the treasure has been set up. If this doesn’t inspire you to re-read Beowulf, I don’t know what will.