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Title: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 17, 2018, 08:45:29 AM
Heads up. Article in The Treasure Hunting Dec.issue about a Chariot Burial found in Pembrokeshire.
I heard about it a while ago but the news has now officially broken.
Itís being called a find of a life time and of National Importance.
Itís certainly a one off, first one ever found in Pembrokeshire, if not in the whole of Wales.




Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: mike nowell smith on November 17, 2018, 03:14:16 PM
Hi Val my name is mike Iím the person that found the Celtic Chieftains chariot burial


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 17, 2018, 03:37:26 PM
Hello Mike, nice to talk. Bet youíre still buzzing or maybe still in denial ?

Heard about it on the grape vine but as requested kept stchum till newsbroke.

Whatís the latest or are you keeping it under your hat ?


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: mike nowell smith on November 17, 2018, 03:51:45 PM
Still buzzing when I contacted the British museum they laughed and said thereís no way as there was no known Celtic activity in the area you should have seen their faces when they got down to the chariot wheels and to top it off there was a 3 meter mass of metal objects underneath it. I canít say anything about that part as yet but itís huge a previously unknown Celtic village


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 17, 2018, 04:11:34 PM
Just sent you a PM Mike.
I heard the Archieís were very excited at what MIGHT be there.
Your finds were rare enough and very beautiful. Canít believe they were in such good condition. Things around this area donít usualy do well. The stuff of dreams.
Just finding something like that would be thrill enough to last a life time, plus the recognition. Anything else is the cherry on the cake.
Mind you I hope you get a few cherries for that find.
I canít wait to hear how the dig progresses, keep us up-dated, please.


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 17, 2018, 04:23:54 PM
Mike, important question. Have the Archieís given you any idea of age yet ?


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Mungo on November 17, 2018, 09:30:07 PM
What a find..... :o :o well done Mike........


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: mike nowell smith on November 18, 2018, 01:20:04 PM
The Celtic fort is 2600 years old so it could be as old as 600 BC but more likely first century AD


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: nobby on November 18, 2018, 03:34:25 PM
Sounds interesting ..... waiting in anticipation for an update  ;)


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: The Doc on November 22, 2018, 12:18:55 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46294000 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46294000)

Amazing finds!!!


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 22, 2018, 03:20:34 AM
Thanks for posting that link Doc. Nice to see some of Mikes finds. They realy are amazing and very beautiful.


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: wittsy1 on November 23, 2018, 08:05:42 AM
Well what can one say, fantastic and nice to see such an amazing find quite local to a few of us. Would be nice to see this featured in a future episode of Digging For Britain with Dr Alice Roberts.


Title: Re: Chariot Burial
Post by: Val Beechey on November 23, 2018, 09:40:15 AM
What a nice idea. In fact a fantastic idea, a whole program devoted to the excavation.
Then I could record it and watch, step by step, the finds coming out.  ;D



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