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Pembrokeshire treasure hunter unearths Celtic chariot

A metal detectorist has found what is thought to be the first Celtic chariot burial to be uncovered in Wales.

The burial ritual was reserved for high-ranking chiefs who would be interred complete with their chariot, horses, tack and even weapons.

Mike Smith believes his find may point to a huge undiscovered Iron Age settlement nearby.

National Museum Wales describes the finds as "significant and exciting".

The actual location in south Pembrokeshire is being kept secret while archaeologists prepare for a major dig next year.
moss Posted by moss
23rd November 2018ce

Comments (2)

Somehow I think we're going to be enthralled by next year's dig results. A major find...and as to the disbelief encountered, never say never. Great preservation quality already. spencer Posted by spencer
23rd November 2018ce
There is of course plenty of chariot burials round here (Yorkshire) at Pocklington. What is rather beautiful about this find is the enamelled horse dressings. Think horse/pony equals an E-type jag, a valuable possession. It will be exciting though. moss Posted by moss
23rd November 2018ce
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