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Recent Ancient Archeological Finds in Scotland, Cornwall, Normandy and England

Added: Friday, April 5th 2013 at 5:13pm by ceilede
 
 
 

 

There have been some interesting archeological finds in Scotland, Cornwall and England recently.  Here are some highlights:

The remains of a medieval knight have been found in a parking lot/car park in Edinburgh.

Read the article at http://www.examiner.com/article/medieval-knight-found-scotland-parking-lot

A replica of a Bronze Age boat was successfully launched in Cornwall.

Read the article at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/it-didnt-sink-fullsize-sewntogether-replica-of-a-bronze-age-boat-launched-to-trials-success-8521472.html

Hadrian's Wall was ordered to be built by the Roman Emperor in 122 CE. It was not built to keep Romans out but to keep the Scots in. The 73-mile wall marked the northern end of the empire and Roman treatment of the locals was not marked by amiable relations.

Read the article at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/so-what-did-the-romans-do-for-us-new-digs-reveal-truth-about-hadrians-wall-8517925.html?origin=internalSearch

The largest collection of ancient rock art ever found in the Highlands was found recently by a retired silversmith.

Read the article at http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/largest-scottish-ancient-artworks-revealed-1-2780498#.URTadx4AOs8.twitter

Stonehenge was the site of an ancient 'rock' concert?

Read the article at http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/04/stonehenge-site-of-first-rock-co.html

Boudicca, the legendary warrior queen, led an uprising against the Romans and destroyed London in the first century AD. Has her burial site, one of the grails of ancient archaelogy, been found?

Read the story at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/never-mind-the-hunt-for-richard-iii-what-about-boudicca-8554841.html

The largest horde of Roman coins weighing about 3/4 of a ton and roughly estimated to be comprised of about 70,000 coins, was found on Jersey Island, one of the Channel Islands near the coast of Normandy. The coins  were made in approximatelt 56 BCE by the Coriosolites, an ancient Celtic tribe in Brittany (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curiosolitae )

Read more about the horde at http://www.archaeology.ws/jersey-hoard.html

 

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It is interesting how archaeologists find items from years past.  I often wonder what they will find in the years to come that reflect the age we live in now.  Thank you for sharing the links!

Very interesting links thanks :)

You are welcome!

I'm hope I can find time to check the links.  It's late now.  I did quite a bit of traveling in Europe and got to watch several archaeology digs.  Was very interesting.  While we were in Thessaloniki Greece they we trying to build an underground tunnel for what we call a subway train.  They were having a terrible time because they could only go about a quarter of a mile before they ran into more ancient relics.  Then they had to stop while everything that was there got dug out and saved.  They had no idea at the rate they were going when the tunnel would ever get finished.  In another country they were excavating an ancient building.  The put a wooden walkway up high for observers to look down.  About all that was uncovered so far was an awesome mosaic floor and a couple of columns. 

I hope you get time to check the links. I think you will find them interesting.

Boudicca (Boadicea) was born into the aristocracy. Little otherwise is known of her—some researchers even say that her true name is unknown, that her followers named her Boudiga for the Celtic goddess of victory, which the Romans Latinized as Boudicca.http://earlyworldhistory.blogspot.com/2012/04/boudicca.html

Fun links, thanks

Boudicca was a very interesting woman. Marguerite Johnson wrote an interesting biography about her.

I'll have to check the library...hint ;))

Celtic metalwork is so beautiful.

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