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The 'discovery of the millennium' unearthed


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I'm playing Skyrim right now and shield strikes a chord. Magnificent.

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On 12/6/2019 at 11:04 PM, Stiff said:

The 'discovery of the millennium' has been unearthed beneath an East Yorkshire housing estate.


An object hailed as "the most important British Celtic art object of the millennium" has been unearthed beneath a new housing estate.

The Iron Age bronze shield was found at a housing development in Pocklington. It was part of an impressive "warrior grave" find, first uncovered in 2018 and its recent preservation has revealed its full glory.

Paula Ware, from MAP Archaeological Practice who completed the excavation on behalf of Persimmon Homes, said: “The magnitude and preservation of the Pocklington chariot burial has no British parallel, providing a greater insight into the Iron Age epoch.”

It was found face down in the cart of an upright chariot, which had been drawn by two ponies. The skeleton of a man over the age of 46 was laid upon the shield and is believed to be its owner.

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Thanks for posting this man, it's really great. All the good stuff is found in Britain, and this is a wonderful piece of history.

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