lunes, 31 de agosto de 2015

Buried treasure - 3,500 year old urn found buried in the Peak District National Park

Remains of the rescued 3,500 year old pot (height 22cm)

August 27, 2015. An ancient earthen ware pot containing cremated human remains has been discovered by a worker repairing a footpath in the Peak District National Park.

The urn, believed to date back about 3500 years, was found on the Roaches nature reserve, near Leek, by contractor Kieran Fogarty whilst digging a trench to reinforce a popular footpath.

Ken Smith, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park, said: "Kieran did exactly the right thing – by contacting us so quickly we were able to get out to the site and identify what he had uncovered.

"From the type and style of the pot, and its contents, we identified it as a Bronze Age cremation urn and knew we needed to move quickly to conserve the remains."[...] Ashbourne News Telegraph / Link 2 

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