Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Celtic cauldrons

Recent exciting news about a Celtic burial mound uncovering a rich treasure trove in the town of Lavau, the Champagne region of France.  The Daily Mail for all its fault, normally has splendid photos of archaeological excavations. so..

Large cauldron being excavated. Courtesy Daily Mail

Lion heads on cauldron. Courtesy Daily Mail

But looking through my  photos of the 500 BC Hochdorf Celtic burial mound in Germany, and the lion's head on the three lions lying round the reproduction gold cauldron in the chamber are similar maybe.....











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    1. Thank you, the whole reconstruction of the Hochdorf burial mound was extraordinary, the museum had been built around the reconstruction, and the actual burial a mile or so away had also been rebuilt.

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  2. These look to be very beautiful reconstructions.

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    1. Think it was municipality pride that paid for a very long period of conservation and reconstruction of this Celtic burial Pat.

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  3. A timely post as Tam was telling me she had seen the Gundestrop Cauldron in the Amsterdam Museum over the weekend. She said it was much bigger than she expected.

    This one looks an interesting find too.

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    1. Hi Jennie they are large aren't they, all to do with wealth and hospitality I suppose, lucky Tam seeing it, we saw it at Stuttgart alongside other treasures.....

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