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Welwyn Garden City burial reconstruction

-100/-1

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

From around 100 BC, people in south-eastern England began to practise new funerary rites, similar to those of north-western France. The goods in this cremation grave include pottery vessels, wine vessels (amphorae) imported from the Mediterranean, glass gaming pieces and the fitting from a shield. The exotic imports and high-quality tableware suggest that the individual buried here may have been part of an important ruling family. The mixture of local and imported grave goods reflects increasingly close ties to the Roman world.

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  • Title: Welwyn Garden City burial reconstruction
  • Date Created: -100/-1
  • Location Created: Findspot: Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK

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