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Monday, April 15, 2013
Gaul warriors unearthed at 2,300-year-old site
French archaeologists have unearthed the graves of several Gaul warriors dating back around 2300 years, at the site of a huge business park development near the city of Troyes in central France.
One of the 2300 year old graves unearthed near the city of Troyes [Credit: The Local]
Archaeologists from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (Inrap) have been carrying out excavations at the site near Buchères over the course of recent years.
But even they were surprised by their latest discovery at the 260-hectare site, which is set to become the Aube Logistical Park.
Around 30 graves dating back to between 260 and 325 BC were identified at the site, with around half being excavated, revealing the remains of Gaul warriors, with weapons and shields in hand. Women are buried alongside them. Read the rest of this article...