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Iron Age cauldrons found in England

11 cauldrons, a sword, and other artifacts have been unearthed at an Iron Age site in England.

John said: “Due to their large capacity it is thought that Iron Age cauldrons were reserved for special occasions and would have been important social objects, forming the centrepiece of major feasts, perhaps in association with large gatherings and events.

“The importance of cauldrons as symbolic objects is reflected in their frequent appearance in early medieval Irish and Welsh literature, which has been drawn upon in studies of Iron Age society.”

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Story: Fiona Dryden, Leicester Mercury | Photo: Sam Dimmer

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