On this day...16th August
Back to the Boneyard and that famous year 2003 for the first of today’s photos. Just a few short days after the discovery of the cow bone containing Iron Age gold coins came another surprise. Just when we thought we had actually almost finished for the season a horse burial was unearthed.
Later analysis of the bones revealed ‘Pegasus’ had been a healthy stallion of about 8 years of age who had lived during the Late Iron Age. He had died from a hard blow to the skull and is believed to have been a ritual sacrifice. Horses were of high value at this time, even symbols of power perhaps, so this would have represented a significant offering. After death he was buried in a river’s edge sanctuary in the land of the Iceni.
Our final photo was taken in 2018. Not everyone was there for the shot but most of us were. We very much hope you have enjoyed our trip down memory lane. All that’s left to say is
FROM ALL OF US AT SHARP ‘STAY SAFE’. SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!