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Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury)




Short film about the superb bronze shield excavated at South Cadbury, now residing at the Museum of Somerset (due to reopen this year). Steve Minnitt explains how it's the only shield ever to have been found during an archaeological excavation, and it owes its current state to the fact it wasn't found under 'different circumstances' ie metal detectorists who would have pulled it out of the ground immediately and disintegrated it into a squillion useless pieces.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
12th March 2011ce
Edited 31st March 2011ce

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Just watched this little film, very interesting indeed. Firstly, the way it was excavated, then the shield itself which had been ritually buried and stabbed three times. Perhaps most importantly, the point Steve Minnitt makes about it being found as part of an excavation - and not 'other'. tjj Posted by tjj
12th March 2011ce
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