Wednesday, 29 December 2010

New tomb found near Heuneburg

Well this is exciting:

German archeologists have unearthed a 2,600-year-old Celtic tomb containing a treasure of jewellery made of gold, amber and bronze.

The subterranean chamber measuring four by five meters was uncovered near the prehistoric Heuneburg hill fort near the town of Herbertingen in south-western Germany. Its contents including the oak floor of the room are unusually well preserved. The find is a "milestone for the reconstruction of the social history of the Celts," archeologist Dirk Krausse, the director of the dig, said on Tuesday. 


Unlike other tombs found in the area, this one seems to be intact, so it'll be very interesting to see what they find there. Pretty amazing that they dug the whole thing out and moved it intact to preserve it properly.

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