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Celtic warrior unearthed in major Iron Age find


Posted on Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 | Comment icon 5 comments

This decorated shield is nothing if not impressive. Image Credit: MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd.
Archaeologists in England are hailing the discovery as one of the most significant finds of the millennium.
Dating back 2,200 years, the grave was discovered in the middle of a housing development near the town of Pocklington.

Chief among the artefacts unearthed at the site was an intricately detailed shield measuring approximately 75cm in diameter and featuring a distinctive sphere in the center.

A chariot, as well as the remains of two ponies buried in a leaping pose, were also found in the grave alongside the remains of a man in his 40s who was seemingly an individual of significant standing.
"We don't know how the man died," said Ware. "There are some blunt force traumas but they wouldn't have killed him. I don't think he died in battle; it is highly likely he died in old age."

"What his role was I can't tell you."

The find has been described as one of the most important discoveries of its kind in British history.

"The magnitude and preservation of the Pocklington chariot burial has no British parallel, providing a greater insight into the Iron Age epoch," said Ware.



Source: Live Science | Comments (5)

Tags: Iron Age

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Kittens Are Jerks on 6 December, 2019, 16:03
I can understand the excitement over the find. The shield is impressive.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Jon the frog on 11 December, 2019, 0:11
That's a pretty shield!
Comment icon #3 Posted by Vox on 11 December, 2019, 7:06
What wonders will they unearth when they finally come across the Rangers Warrior burial site?
Comment icon #4 Posted by Hammerclaw on 11 December, 2019, 10:45
I'm playing Skyrim right now and shield strikes a chord. Magnificent.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Manwon Lender on 11 December, 2019, 11:29
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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