New ancient archeology discovery in England is "most important" in 1,000 years

by Daniel Payne · Dec 10th, 2019 4:27 pm

MAP Archaeological Practice

The discovery of a warrior's 2,000-year-old grave in Yorkshire, England, has been hailed by one archeologist as "the most important British Celtic art object of the millennium."

Archeologists discovered an elaborate metal shield with intricate carvings while performing excavations for a housing development last year. The soldier in the grave was also buried with food and two horses posed in a leaping position.

Archeologists said the soldier's remains did not immediately reveal how he died, though one researcher said it was "highly likely" he died as an elderly man.


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