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Bronze Age bracelets found in Kent


Two Bronze Age gold bracelets almost 3,000 years old have been discovered during excavations along the route of the East Kent Access Road. When they were found one bracelet was placed inside the other.

The bracelets were found in an area of the Ebbsfleet peninsula from which four other Late Bronze Age hoards are already known. Those hoards are all of bronze objects, mainly axes, tools like punches and gouges, fragments of swords, and small ingots.

Full story, including lovely pictures and interview, here:

http://eastkent.owarch.co.uk/2010/09/02/bronze-age-gold-treasure-found/
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st September 2010ce

Comments (2)

Those are superb aren't they. And because they're gold they look like they were made and put there yesterday. I think I can see myself in those actually. Lovely.
The video has the bracelets from about 7min. onward (before that it's the archaeologist saying how Exciting everything is and bigging up Kent CC and their supposedly marvellous access road...)
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
21st September 2010ce
We went to the Yorkshire Museum on Sunday, some of the BA and IA jewellery there is so modern looking, it could have been made yesterday. You'll have to ask the people in Kent very nicely if you want the bracelets though... thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21st September 2010ce
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