Dig Low Sweet Chariot
Submitted by Catriona on Mon, 2003-12-08 14:56
SUN Online: A 2,500 year old chariot, with the driver's skeleton still onboard, was discovered by workmen as
they dug up a field in England while working on a new roadway.
The find was identified by experts as the burial site of an Iron Age nobleman. The chariot and its
driver were interred as if heading off to do battle. It is thought he was a member of the Parisii tribe
who came from France. This find indicates that the Parisii settled over a wider area of England
than previously thought.
The buried chariot is the first of its kind found with the chariot upright and positioned as in use.
"This latest discovery will make a significant addition to our understanding of the burial rites of the
period," said the spokesperson for the Oxford Archaeology group.