Sunday, February 9, 2014

Dartmoor tomb treasure hoard uncovered by archaeologists

Archaeologists from around the UK have been examining a hoard of treasures unearthed in a 4,000-year-old tomb on Dartmoor.
Prehistoric jewellery, animal pelts and beads made of amber were among the finds about two years ago in the burial chamber.
The chamber, known as a cist, was found on Whitehorse Hill, near Chagford.
Dartmoor National Park archaeologists have called it the most important ancient find on the moor.
When they levered off the chamber's lid they discovered an intact burial of cremated remains.
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