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Discovery of prehistoric bridge recreated online

Discovery of prehistoric bridge recreated online
trefwoorden: Engeland - Wessex - brug - 1500 BCE
The thrill of archaeologists’ discovery of the oldest bridge ever found in England can now be relived through a series of web pages.
Wessex Archaeology has put up information on its website about how its staff found the timbers from a 3,500-year-old Middle Bronze Age bridge near Testwood, Hampshire. The pages can be seen at: www.wessexarch.co.uk/projects/hampshire/testwood/index.html.
he site gives full details of how 143 wooden stakes that formed part of the bridge were discovered during the construction of a reservoir. Also found were a bronze rapier and part of a boat dating to the same time, 1,500 BCE. The stakes were up to 3 metres (ten feet) tall and 25 cm (10") wide and formed a bridge 26 metres (85 feet long) across a river which has since changed its course, possibly what is now the River Blackwater.

Lees verder bij: The Stone Pages (1 november 2003)