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Iron Age statue discovered in Turkey

A large fragment of an Iron Age statue has been found in eastern Turkey. A giant Iron Age statue of a woman has been discovered at the archaeological site of Tayinat in Turkey, near the border with Syria. The statue would have been between 4 and 5 metres tall from tip to

English castle mound dates back to Iron Age

A mound at Skipsea Castle in East Yorkshire, thought to date back to the 11th century, has been dated back to the Iron Age. Dr Leary, who led the excavation of the site near Bridlington, added: "It's the largest Iron Age mound in Britain and there it was hiding from us

Iron Age burials found in England

Nine skeletons have been found at a Late Iron Age settlement in southeastern England. Nine Iron Age skeletons uncovered during a dig could "completely change our understanding" of how ancient people lived, archaeologists claim. The well-preserved remains were found by Bournemouth University students during a dig at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne

Iron Age remains unearthed on Isle of Wight

An Iron Age skeleton exposed by low tide has been found on the Isle of Wight. The bones of a woman who lived 2,000 years ago, and found in a bay off the Isle of Wight, are to be gifted to Island’s museum. Brothers, Hubert and Graham Smyth discovered the skeletal remains

Iron Age chamber found in Scotland

An intact underground chamber that may date back to the Iron Age has been found by a landowner in Scotland. A prehistoric underground structure has been rediscovered in Harray – rediscovered in that the archaeologists found it to be full of Victorian rubbish! But although it had obviously been opened, entered and

Iron Age cemetery found in Yorkshire

A cemetery dating back between 800 B.C. and 43 A.D. has been unearthed in Yorkshire, England. Almost 2,000 years after being buried, the remarkably well-preserved remains of 150 skeletons and their personal possessions have been discovered in a small market town at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds. The remains of the

Iron Age remains found buried with turtles

The 2,500-year-old remains of a woman and child have been found buried with butchered turtles at a site in southeastern Turkey. Dated to the late Iron Age, which is known locally as the post-Assyrian period, the pit revealed the skeletons of a 6-7-year-old child and a woman aged between 45 and

Iron Age settlement unearthed in Norway

A 1,500-year-old settlement is currently undergoing excavation in Norway. “This was a very strategic place,” says Ingrid Ystgaard, project manager at the Department of Archaeology and Cultural History at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology's (NTNU) University Museum. “It was a sheltered area along the Norwegian coastal route from southern

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