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Bronze relic is one of Northern Ireland's most important ever finds

Bronze relic is one of Northern Ireland's most important ever finds
trefwoorden: Noord-Ierland - brons - klokschrijn - 12e eeuw
Recent excavations at a site in County Antrim, Northern Ireland have unearthed what archaeologists are describing as one of the most significant objects ever to be found in the country.
A bronze bell shrine, dating back to between 1180 and 1200 AD has been uncovered during a dig at Drumadoon near Ballycastle.
One of only eight such objects currently known to exist in Ireland, the shrine is the first to be found by archaeologists.
The discovery was made during a joint-investigation by the Department of Environment in Northern Ireland and the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork at Queen's University, Belfast,
"This is among the most important archaeological objects ever found in the course of an excavation in Ireland," said Brian Williams of the DoE's Environment and Heritage Service, who made the historic discovery.

Lees verder bij: 24 Hour Museum (12 augustus 2003)