Skip to comments.Ancient 'Hall of the Dead' Unearthed in England
Posted on 07/31/2013 6:40:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Archaeologists have unearthed two nearly 6,000-year-old burial mounds and the remains of two massive buildings in England.
The two wooden long-buildings, or halls, were burnt to the ground; the ashes were then shoveled in to make burial mounds.
"The buildings seemed to have been deliberately burned down," said Julian Thomas, the archaeologist leading the excavation and a professor at the University of Manchester.
The site drew people for generations. Long after the long halls were burned, people added a series of stone burial chambers to the grounds, Thomas said. The site also contains a flint axe and flint knife that were placed there up to 1,000 years after the hall was first erected.
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Now that’s interesting.
Didn’t I see this in an episode of Stargate SG-1 Once...
But once some critical event happened about 50 to 100 years later perhaps the death of a leader or important social figure the community probably burnt the halls to the ground to commemorate the event....
Or could it be that some invading group did the burning?