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Rare intact Celtic tomb discovered

By T.K. Randall
January 2, 2011 · Comment icon 10 comments



Image Credit: sebd, Wikimedia
Archeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old Celtic tomb filled with gold and amber jewellery.
Found beneath the Heuneburg hill fort in south-western Germany the tomb is remarkably well preserved, it is thought that it would have been the final resting place of a woman of the Heuneburg aristocracy.
Archeologists in Germany have discovered a 2,600-year-old Celtic tomb containing ornate jewellery of gold and amber. They say the grave is unusually well preserved and should provide important insights into early Celtic culture.


Source: Spiegel Online | Comments (10)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Darkwind 12 years ago
Wow, how exciting. Good find SW.
Comment icon #2 Posted by electro13 12 years ago
That should keep the archaeologists going for a while. But I just hope they lay the bones back to rest after they've finished with them.
Comment icon #3 Posted by wyndspyder 12 years ago
Does any one have any links to info about the Celts in France?
Comment icon #4 Posted by marcos anthony toledo 12 years ago
Good article wish they shown more of what was found in the grave and I agree with electro13 that afther the examination that the bones be lay to rest.
Comment icon #5 Posted by hetrodoxly 12 years ago
Great find, i'm looking forward to see what comes out.
Comment icon #6 Posted by sarah snow 12 years ago
The craftsmanship on the jewellery is just so beautiful! The ruffles are perfect. What a wonderful find, it must have been the thrill of a lifetime to find something so amazing...WOW!!
Comment icon #7 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
Does any one have any links to info about the Celts in France? Celts in France have been destroyed multiple times over, first by Caesar and his legions, second by christian church who made sure nothing was left. We know for certain there was a temple in Chartres where the actual cathedral has been built, there was a black Madonna with child revered by Druids but the Madonna has been destroyed also. Here are a couple links I found. http://eps.mcgill.ca/~courses/c435/Magntics-papers/Gradient-techniques_TheLeadingEdge/tle_archeol2.pdf http://www.lessing-photo.com/search.asp?a=1&kc=2020202023B... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by Paracelse 12 years ago
I just wonder if the archeologist are going to expose those finds like they did with other cultures (Egyptian Assyrian etc..) or returned the entire tomb to its place of rest and what is going to be done to left it protected from grave robbers?
Comment icon #9 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: 12 years ago
"Dear diary... Jackpot!"
Comment icon #10 Posted by Vigilanis 12 years ago
Very nice find indeed! Should be a fascinating research project for the people involved. The rings etc. look amazing, the preservation is astonishing.


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