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Intact cist tomb found on Lesbos

An intact cist tomb dating back to the 8th century B.C. has been found in the Greek island of Lesbos. The find was made in the region of Evergetoula at a depth of 1.5 meters under a road. The Lesvos department of antiquities described the tomb as a unique and rare find,

Erosion reveals burial in Scottish cliff

Erosion on a cliff face on the Isle of Arran in Scotland has revealed a Bronze Age burial cist. A cist burial spotted hanging from a cliff on the edge of Scotland came from the ceremony of a Bronze Age adult cremated swiftly after their death, say archaeologists investigating the bones

Bronze Age burial cist found in Cornwall cliff

A Bronze Age burial cist containing the remains of a young woman has been found in the face of a cliff in Harlyn Bay in Cornwall, England. Andy Jones, an archaeologist team leader who is an expert in Bronze Age ceremonial monuments, said it was fascinating find because of what had

Bronze Age woman’s remains found in Scottish Highlands

A stone burial cist containing the remains of a Bronze Age woman have been found in the Scottish Highlands. A Bronze Age grave uncovered in the Highlands has revealed the remains of a woman in her forties who was suffering from toothache before she died 4,000 years ago. Archaeologists from Glasgow-based Guard

Sheepskin fragments found in Bronze Age burial

Ancient sheepskin fragments have been found inside a 4,000-year-old burial cist unearthed in Scotland. "The sheepskin around the left arm is the first sample of this kind in Scotland and is the first known example discovered from a Bronze Age burial in Britain. "There have been two other samples of Bronze Age

4,000-year-old burial cist found in England

A 4,000-year-old burial cist, complete with human remains, has been uncovered in Dartmoor, England. Dartmoor National Park Authority (DNPA) said the discovery could be one of the most important archaeological finds in 100 years. Archaeologists uncovered cremated human bone and a burnt textile woven bag or basket with stitching on it. The receptacle

Construction unearths Scottish burial cist

The remains of an ancient burial cist has been found in Scotland, delaying the construction of a new medical centre. "Not only did we uncover the remains of an intriguing cairn-like structure, but there were numerous other features, including a grain-drying kiln, an underground stone-lined passage and a burial cist containing