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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Never seen before pictures of the Staffordshire Hoard

The whole of the Staffordshire Hoard has been gathered together in one place for the first time since it was discovered in 2009.

All three-thousand-five-hundred items are being assembled so they can be studied in their entirety by researchers.

All 3,500+ items of the Staffordshire Hoard together for the first time Credit: ITV News Central

Researchers say it is unlikely that the objects, from the 6th and 7th centuries, will be assembled in the same place again for quite some time. Together they are worth in the region of £3.2million.

Items found in a field in Staffordshire date back to the 6th and 7th centuries. Credit: ITV News Central

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