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Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

Postby Bandraoi on Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:48 pm

Interesting article, starts...

Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links Found in U.K.
James Owen
for National Geographic News

August 8, 2008
The grave of an ancient British warrior with tantalizing Roman connections has been unearthed in southern England, archaeologists say.

The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the tribal king or nobleman was found buried with military trappings, including a bronze helmet and an ornate shield both of a style previously unknown in Britain, experts say.

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Re: Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

Postby gaius marius on Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:24 pm

The south of England was very romanized before the 43AD invasion so i would not be superied by the find (Cool by the way)
"The Kaiser knows the Munsters,
by the Shamrock on their caps,
And the famous Bengal Tiger, ever ready for a scrap,
And all his big battalions, Prussian Guards and grenadiers,
Fear to face the flashing bayonets of the Munster Fusiliers."

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Re: Iron Age Warrior with Roman Links...

Postby Bandraoi on Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:26 pm

The pottery found there has dated the site from 40 to 60 CE. La Tene style art work, and the first Celtic-style Mannheim helmet ever found in Britain. The helmet is of Gaulish origin, but was also worn by the Romans.

Anybody any theories as to the use of the "large, iron-framed structure that was placed on top of the warrior's body"?
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