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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College's Medieval Studies program sponsored a student trip to Washington, D.C.'s National Geographic Museum to view it's latest medieval exhibit. Dr. Todd Preston, assistant professor of English, and Dr. Cullen Chandler, assistant professor of history, led the trip.
The exhibit, "The Anglo-Saxon Hoard: Gold from England's Dark Ages," featured more than 100 gold and jeweled artifacts from the largest find of Anglo-Saxon treasure ever discovered. Found in rural Staffordshire in 2009, the collection of golden weapon fixtures, devotional objects and decorative art dates to the seventh century and has been called the most important archeological find of the century.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.