Sunday, April 28, 2013

Big dig uncovers Belfast's hidden treasure

Archaeologists have taken to the Belfast hills in an effort to uncover hidden treasure of bygone years.

The big dig on Divis Mountain has already unearthed flints, pottery and other artefacts - proof, say experts, that life once flourished there.
"We know that there are pre-historic remains here, we find them all over the hills" said National Trust archaeologist Malachy Conway.
"We started finding flints which are probably about 4,000 years old.
"Most people will always associate Divis and Black Mountain with the fact that the land was locked out because it was Ministry of Defence property, but in many ways that actually helped the site because it preserved the archaeology."

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