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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Hochdorf Chieftain’s Grave




Discovered in 1968 by an amateur archaeologist near Hochdorf an der Enz, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and excavated in 1978/79, the Hochdorf Chieftain’s Grave is a richly furnished Celtic burial chamber dating from 530 BC. These thin embossed gold plaques were on the deceased's now-disintegrated shoes. Among the many artefacts found in the grave was a nail clipper.



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