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Huge tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France

Post by Ria on Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:10 pm

Huge tomb of Celtic prince unearthed in France: 'Exceptional' 2,500-year-old burial chamber reveals stunning treasures
The grave was crammed with Greek and possibly Etruscan artefacts
The prince is buried with his chariot at the centre of a huge mound,
130ft (40 metres) burial mound from 5th Century remains unopened
Biggest find was a bronze-decorated cauldron used to store wine
Mausoleum contained a ceramic wine pitcher made by the Greeks
The burial chamber is one of the largest recorded for this period
By ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

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.



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