Skip to comments.Grave discovered at royal centre[Scotland]
Posted on 08/16/2009 6:49:37 PM PDT by BGHater
Archaeologists have discovered an early Bronze Age grave and artefacts at the site of a centuries old royal centre.
The 4000-year-old burial chamber was uncovered near Forteviot, Perthshire.
Few remains of the body were found, but the archaeologists said it would have lain on a bed of quartz pebbles in sand, in a large stone coffin.
A bronze dagger with a gold band was discovered inside the grave, along with a leather bag, wooden objects and plant matter, which could be floral tributes.
The discovery was made by archaeologists from Glasgow and Aberdeen universities.
They found a large sandstone slab, weighing four tons, in 2008 but had to wait a year for it to be lifted.
Last week, a crane was brought in and the 4,000 year old grave was revealed.
Along with the grave goods, carvings were also found on the underside of the slab.
It is thought the markings may represent an axe and show that the deceased was an important person.
The grave contained artefacts including a bronze dagger with a gold band
The capstone of the grave featured carvings, possibly of an axe
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Last week, a crane was brought in and the 4,000 year old grave was revealed. '
Lol. Dam, we need a crane ping.
Just curious. But if those remains prove to be related to one of our US Indian tribes could they start building casinos there?
They had to wait a year for a crane. If they had gotten hurt they would have had to wait a year for a doctor.
Did they use a crane 4000 years ago to install the slab?
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Poor sot, buried alive.
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suppose the crane broke down? how long would they have to wait to have it fixed and would they have to stand in line?