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TREASURE! The discovery of the Shropshire sun pendant.

TREASURE! The discovery of the Shropshire sun pendant.

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We are pleased to share Samantha Moore’s archaeologically inspired animation, which launched on the Summer Solstice 2022. This Animated Film, commissioned by Shropshire Museums, is nominated for Midlands Movie Awards 2022 and selected for film festival screenings across the UK and Europe. The animation is inspired by the discovery of the Shropshire sun pendant in 2018, which was the most significant finding of a Bronze Age artefact in Europe in the last hundred years. Its pristine crafting, evoking the rays of the sun, calls into question everything we think that we know about the community that made and eventually sacrificed it. Samantha Moore worked with a team of archaeologists and historians from Shropshire and the British Museum to ensure this representation is authentically portrayed. Two irrevocably intertwined stories, centuries apart; a treasure hunter’s tenacious search through the Shropshire Marches, and a community led by a mother whose precious sacrifice provides a connection through the ages.

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