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National BA Museum proposed for Peterborough

"A number of organisations, including Peterborough City Council, Vivacity, the British Museum and The University of Cambridge, are in discussions about how best to display the discoveries found at Must Farm and Flag Fen.
Last January the world’s media was amazed by the archeological dig at Must Farm, near Whittlesey, which saw ancient round houses preserved in the clay. The discovery has been described as ‘the Pompei of the Fens’ because of the way the finds had been preserved, and what they told archeologists about life in the Fens 3,000 years ago. Wooden roundhouses, which were destroyed by a fire thousands of years ago, where uncovered, as were tools, bones and even pots still containing food. Journalists and historians from across the world descended on the Must Farm Quarry to see the operation to recover the finds. A report looking at the possibility of creating a National Bronze Age museum for the city had been prepared in 2014, with the discoveries at Flag Fen being at the heart of the plans - but now the report is being looked at again, to take into account the new discoveries. "

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tjj Posted by tjj
30th January 2017ce

Comments (3)

As with Wood Henge, the key issue will be successful conservation. Posted by tomatoman
30th January 2017ce
This sounds great. Though the tired cynic in me wonders where money for such a marvellous venture would come from when everything else is getting cut left right and centre. culture pah, where's the profit. I will dream on though, it would be a super thing. Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th January 2017ce
In my experience, the money can usually be found if enough interested parties buy into setting it up; the issue always seems to be finding funding for ongoing staffing and running costs Posted by tomatoman
31st January 2017ce
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