Dating of beowulf
Beowulf kills Grendel with his bare hands and Grendel's mother with a giant's sword that he found in her lair.Later in his life, Beowulf becomes king of the Geats, and finds his realm terrorized by a dragon, some of whose treasure had been stolen from his hoard in a burial mound.They showed that a powerful man was buried in a large barrow, c.
19th-century archaeological evidence may confirm elements of the Beowulf story.
Victorious, Beowulf goes home to Geatland (Götaland in modern Sweden) and later becomes king of the Geats.
After a period of fifty years has passed, Beowulf defeats a dragon, but is mortally wounded in the battle.
These remains include a Frankish sword adorned with gold and garnets and a tafl game with Roman pawns of ivory.
He was dressed in a costly suit made of Frankish cloth with golden threads, and he wore a belt with a costly buckle.