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4000 pieces of Staffordshire Hoard put together

One of the greatest hoards of treasure ever found in England has been assembled for the very first time in its entirety. And ITV News Central has been given a very rare glimpse of it.

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Experts piece together Staffordshire Hoard jigsaw

The Staffordshire Hoard from the sixth and seventh centuries was first discovered buried in a field at Hammerwich in Staffordshire five years ago.

David Symons from Birmingham Museums told ITV News Central that what they know is that it was for some reason broken up before burial.

There's at least one helmet a sword and weapon fittings used by the warrior elite among the 4000 pieces.

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