Scientists have dug up the British “Pompeii”

Scientists dug up the BritishA photo from open sources

During archaeological excavations in East Anglia archaeologists have found unique artifacts of the ancient settlement Bronze Age. The find dates back to 1200-800 years BC. era.

Excavations by British archaeologists in abandoned quarry in Peterborough, allow once again imagine what life in Britain looked like for about 3,000 years back.

The settlement found was home to several families who lived in small round houses placed on stilts above by the river. But subsequently a strong fire the settlement was destroyed and houses fell into the river, where clay preserved their contents.

Executive Director of the Historical University of England Duncan Wilson said that such a find is a great opportunity for a more detailed study of the life and life of ancient tribes who lived in the vicinity.

Archaeologists managed to find another “time capsule” (by analogies to Roman Pompeii buried under a thick layer of ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius), located at a depth of about 6 feet (slightly less than 2 meters) underground. It was there that they found bowls, jugs, textiles and other elements of ancient life. Also there was a container was found with leftover food and a spoon that remained in thick layers of clay.

At the bottom of the river, scientists found unique exotic glass beads, which could be part of a complex necklace a technique characteristic of the Bronze Age.

At the moment, archaeologists are excavating at a depth of about two meters, because they believe that it was there that the bottom of the river about 3,000 years ago. In the silt at the bottom of the river you can see well preserved charred rafters of a round house and tips wooden pillars that made up the fence.

It is worth noting that about the life of ancient tribes that once inhabited the British Isles, practically nothing is known. Written sources and monuments of that ancient era practically are absent. That is why archaeological finds are the best. a way to study the life and life of the local population of those long-standing times.

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