Monday, 13 July 2009

Hoard of Bronze Age axes goes on display

Discovered in 1999 and dating to 1000-800 BC these axes were found in a field near Marlborough. They may have been buried by a travelling metalworker for use at a later date or for safekeeping in times of trouble. Alternatively they may have been a gift to the gods - putting valuable objects into the ground meant they were beyond the reach of mortals.