View Full Version : Bronze Warrior Chariot Discovery Is 'Find of a Lifetime'

10-14-2014, 10:35 PM
Very Cool.

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More than 2,000 years ago, pieces of an Iron Age chariot were burnt and buried, perhaps as a religious offering. Now, archaeologists have discovered the bronze remains of this sacrifice.

Digging near Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire, England, an archaeology team discovered a trove of bronze chariot fittings (http://www.livescience.com/46491-early-bronze-age-chariot-burial-photos.html) dating back to the second or third century B.C. The remains were discovered at the Burrough Hill Iron Age (http://www.livescience.com/2339-iron-age-changed-world.html) Hillfort, a fortified hilltop structure that was once surrounded by farms and settlements. Though humans lived in the area beginning around 4000 B.C., it was used most heavily between about 100 B.C. and A.D. 50, according to the University of Leicester.

"This is the most remarkable discovery of material we made at Burrough Hill in the five years we worked on the site," University of Leicester archaeologist Jeremy Taylor said in a statement (http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=146145&CultureCode=en). "This is a very rare discovery and a strong sign of the prestige of the site." [See Images of the Iron Age Chariot's Remains (http://www.livescience.com/48279-iron-age-chariot-photos.html)]

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