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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Olympic Builders Unearth Iron Age War Grave

From Sky News:

The Iron Age victims are thought to have been slaughtered by the invading Romans in about 43AD.

The ancient burial pit was discovered on Ridgeway Hill near Weymouth, Dorset, close to Maiden Castle, Europe's largest Iron Age hill fort.

The site is being dug to make way for the so-called Olympic Highway, an £87m relief road for the 2012 Olympics.

Dave Score, project manager for Oxford Archaeology, which is managing the dig, said it was a "remarkable and exciting" discovery.

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