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Burrough Hill dig reveals 'sizeable' hoard of Iron Age metal

"A hoard of Iron Age metal found at a Leicestershire site could go on permanent display, archaeologists say.

The dig at Burrough Hill, near Melton Mowbray, has uncovered one of the biggest collections of Iron Age metalwork found in the East Midlands.

The finds include spears, knives, iron brooches, reaping hooks and the decorative bronze trim from a shield.

Burrough Hill is the site of an Iron Age fort but no major excavation had taken place there since the 1970s."

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1speed Posted by 1speed
18th April 2013ce

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That bead is a lovely thing is it not. Anything blue in those days would be pretty exotic in itself, you'd think. (Woad-covered Britons excepted of course. Bluebells. The sky. Apart from those things). Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
18th April 2013ce
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