An Iron Age graveyard discovered in France is set to provide new insights in to the life of the Celts.
The burial site was found in a field between a motorway and the Seine river southeast of Paris. Archaeologists have uncovered a great many finds buried at the site including the remains of five Celtic warriors and a treasure trove of weapons and adornments that will help to shed light on the enigmatic civilization of Gaul.
Buried next to the warriors are the remains of several women, each adorned with jewellery, twisted-metal necklaces and large bronze brooches indicative of high status. The type of jewellery indicates the burial took place between 325 and 260 BC.
"It has laid bare a complex civilisation that had a mastery of metal and a trading system which spanned Europe and generated great wealth," a report on the find stated. "The graves were uncovered at a depth of about 6.5 feet but if they had any external markers, none remains."
"French reports on the find, carried on the Irish website TheJournal."
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