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Mine Howe

Burial Chamber


Body Found Beneath Workshop

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The body of an Iron Age woman in her early twenties has been excavated from beneath a jewellery workshop at Minehowe. Archaeologists believe the 'eoteric and mystical nature' of metal working during this period would account for her presence, but it's all rather mysterious at the moment and they are searching for more evidence about her life and death. She lay on her back, hands by her sides, with a piece of decorated antler lying on her chest. Nick Card, from the local archaeological trust, states in the article that it is an 'unique burial'. Fragments of bodies have been found in sites before, but not a complete skeleton. The woman had one toe-ring decorating each foot: this is also an extremely rare aspect to the find.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th August 2004ce
Edited 17th August 2004ce

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