Monday, July 29, 2019

The Bersted Warrior

In 2008, the grave of an Iron Age warrior was excavated near Chichester in West Sussex, England, where it happened to be in the way of a new housing development. It dates to around 50 BC.

The grave included a bent sword, a shield, and an array of large pots.

The most striking find was the warrior's helmet, which had an elaborate bronze crest to which, the excavators think, long tufts of horsehair were once attached. Quite the showman.

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