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Elite 1st century warrior burial, N. Bersted
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A while ago, we discussed the 1st century BC warrior grave found at North Bersted, West Sussex with some odd military grave goods - possibly a helmet , possibly a shield covering. In my archaeology lecture tonight, we went over this one- which is still unpublished. The man, buried in the early 1st century BC, was of Mediterranean origin ( on the isotope analysis) . The open work metal work turns out to be an Etruscan style crested helmet- normally dated far earlier- which was buried with him. This is currently undergoing conservation, and will eventually be displayed in Chichester museum, Sussex. So was he a diplomat- a military scout- an early explorer- or what? Earlier details here http://www.tvas.co.uk/news/bersted-2.html
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Maybe he was shipwrecked while trying to discover Ultima Thule. :unsure:
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(06-04-2014, 04:54 AM)Alanus Wrote: Maybe he was shipwrecked while trying to discover Ultima Thule.  :unsure:
Salvete!

Apologies for the thread necromancy but the helmet has now been restored:

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What a stylish headdress!
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Jens Horstkotte
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