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Bernard
07-02-2014, 12:09 PM
http://www.inrap.fr/preventive-archaeology/Press-release/p-18568-lg0-Discovery-of-an-exceptional-Gallic-chariot-tomb-at-Warcq-Ardennes-.htm

Jean M
07-02-2014, 12:24 PM
Thank you so much. This is just what I need at this moment! Sounds absolutely amazing. Gold leaf on the wheels.

Bernard
07-02-2014, 04:00 PM
If you understand French, this is an interview of the archaeologists: http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-le-salon-noir-decouverte-d-une-tombe-aristocratique-gauloise-la-tombe-a-char-de-warcq-arden
The tomb is from 2d or 1st century BC. Two individuals and four horses are buried in the tomb. The excavation is not finished.

Bernard
07-07-2014, 09:10 AM
Finally, a golden torc has been discovered in the tomb: http://www.lunion.presse.fr/accueil/photos-la-fouille-de-la-tombe-a-char-finit-en-apotheose-ia0b0n373169

Bernard
07-18-2014, 06:52 AM
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2014/elite-gallic-chariot-burial-revealed

MJost
07-18-2014, 11:41 AM
Finally, a golden torc has been discovered in the tomb: http://www.lunion.presse.fr/accueil/photos-la-fouille-de-la-tombe-a-char-finit-en-apotheose-ia0b0n373169

This in deed it very exciting. "Last satisfaction: the jaw is almost intact "The teeth are well preserved.. This will allow us to define how old he was when he died. " or more?

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MJost