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Tomb of Iron Age Celtic prince unearthed in France

Inside the bronze cauldron from within the princely tomb, scientists found a decorated Greek wine jug, shown here. The lip and bottom of the jug are set in gold.

John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in 1846. Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

John Torrington of the Franklin expedition, buried in permafrost in Uncovered for forensic study in modern day.

The tomb of an Iron Age Celtic prince has been unearthed in a small French town.  The 'exceptional' grave, crammed with Greek and possibly Etruscan artefacts, was discovered in a business zone on the outskirts of Lavau in France's Champagne region.  The prince is buried with his chariot at the centre of a huge mound, 130 feet (40 metres) across, which has been dated to the 5th Century BC.

Huge tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France

Huge tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France: 'Exceptional' burial chamber reveals stunning treasures (Daily Mail 06 March

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Remains from mass grave, Battle of Visby. The battle was fought in July 1361 outside Visby, on the Swedish Baltic island of Gotland, between invading Danish troops

Clay tubs where bodies and offerings were placed at burial. Watercolour of the Hallstatt burial site by Isidor Engel in 1878. Johann Georg Ramsauer began the excavations of the 980 tombs in 1846. (c) Photograph by Erich Lessing

Clay tubs where bodies and offerings were placed at burial. Watercolour of the Hallstatt burial site by Isidor Engel in Johann Georg Ramsauer began the excavations of the 980 tombs in (c) Photograph by Erich Lessing

Rare Remains Unearthed From Battle Of Waterloo Belgian archeologists dug up the remains of a soldier who is believed to have died during the Battle of Waterloo, nearly 200 eyars ago. "You can almost see him dying," Belgian archeologist Dominique Bosquet told Agence France Presse.

Archeologists Make Massive Discovery In Egypt's Valley Of The Kings

Autre vue, de la toute première maquette reconstituant la demeure de la Princesse de VIX... superbe !    Photo : Damkat, Aout 2011.

Autre vue, de la toute première maquette reconstituant la demeure de la Princesse de VIX... superbe ! Photo : Damkat, Aout 2011.

IRAN DISCOVERY: The world's first artificial eye- ECONSTRUCTION OF THE FACE OF A 5000-YEAR OLD WOMAN IN IRAN The face of a 5000 year old Iranian woman has been recently reconstructed with the latest scientific archaeology methods of by Iranian researchers (see Persian-languiage article sourced from Tabnak News-see also English-language posting in Afarensis: Anthropology, Evolution & Science) .

The surface of the artificial eye is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays.

The Mullamast Stone, from 500-600 in Ireland. There are 4 blade marks on the left side of the stone and 2 deep ones on top, suggesting that the stone was used as part of a “sword in the stone” kingship ritual. The perpetuation of the importance of the “sword in the stone,” which comes from Arthurian legend, demonstrates the continuity of Celtic rituals even after the arrival of Christianity in Ireland.

The Mullamast Stone, from Ireland. Four blade marks, left side; two deep ones on top, suggest stone's possible use in “sword in the stone” kingship ritual from Arthurian legend.

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