A medieval ship burial in England that is so impressive and mysterious that it’s been compared to the world of the Old English epic “Beowulf” is now captivating viewers of the Netflix drama “The Dig.” But who is actually buried at the 1,400-year-old site known as Sutton Hoo?

The burial contains numerous goods, including an ornately decorated helmet, that hint at the possible identity of the remains. Researchers have been studying those artifacts since a team, led by archaeologist Basil Brown, discovered the cemetery in 1939.