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Norfolk by Chance The Snettisham Treasure
Ken Hill, Snettisham, Norfolk
Buried around 100 BC

Snettisham is one of the key sites of British prehistory. Occupying a wooded hillside near the north-west coast of Norfolk, near Hunstanton, it first began to reveal its secrets in 1948 when five torcs were uncovered during ploughing. Further finds were made at the site in subsequent years. Some of these objects are now in Norwich Museum. The objects now in the British Museum were discovered in 1950 and 1990.
At least 12 groups of objects, known as hoards (hoards A-L), have been found at the site. They were buried in shallow pits, some barely large enough to contain a large torc. In addition to complete torcs, fragments of broken torcs, coins, rings and ingots were also deposited.

Text by British Museum
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Posted by Chance
14th April 2011ce
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