Thursday, December 6, 2012

Iron Age bronze helmet found on Canterbury farmland

"A rare Iron Age helmet unearthed by a metal detector enthusiast on farmland near Canterbury has been described as a significant find by the British Museum. The bronze helmet was found with bone fragments, and had been used to hold human remains after a cremation, Canterbury Archaeological Trust said. The finder contacted archaeologists because he was confident he had made a significant discovery, the trust said. University of Kent experts have found it dates back to the 1st Century BC. Andrew Richardson, finds manager at the trust, said the person who found the helmet wanted to remain anonymous."

Read the rest of the article at BBC News

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