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By Francis Pryor

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2012

Flag Fen close to Peterborough is among the best-preserved overdue Bronze Age sits but present in Britain. It was once came upon in 1982 and comprises many tens of millions of timbers which have been pushed into the muddy waters of a fen at the outskirts of contemporary Peterborough, among approximately 1300 and 900 BC. countless numbers of precious gadgets, together with swords, daggers and jewelry, have been dropped into the water round the timbers, as offerings.

Flag Fen was once opened to the general public in 1987 and is now an important customer allure. It used to be additionally the topic of a first-of-its-kind crowdsourced and crowdfunded archaeological dig throughout the summer season of 2012, organised through Digventures.

This specifically commissioned paintings, written by means of archaeologist and discoverer of Flag Fen, Francis Pryor MBE, presents a concise significant other to somebody looking an authoritative advent to this striking site.

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In this paintings he has printed and excavated a few preserved prehistoric landscapes together with a wide tract of land instantly east of Peterborough. This panorama used to be referred to as Fengate, or 'road to the fen' through the Vikings and it has produced many of the most interesting preserved prehistoric websites in Europe, together with Flag Fen, which was once first stumbled on via Pryor and his staff in 1982. learn extra at Francis Pryor’s web site. Francis is on Twitter at https://twitter. com/PryorFrancis Boudicca Books is on Twitter at https://twitter.

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