Celtic treasure unearthed in Germany

Archaeologists have found gold and amber jewelry in a Celtic tomb near Herbertingen, Germany. They believe the tomb belonged to a noble woman from the area. The tomb is part of a region that was an important Celtic trading center in the 7th-4th centuries BCE.

Perhaps even more valuable than the jewelry, the tomb has an intact oak wood floor. The floor will be used to date the tomb precisely. This is a rare opportunity as Celtic buildings are usually not well preserved, and they left behind no written language.

The entire burial chamber was removed from the ground whole and moved to a laboratory. The tomb and its contents will go on display in Stuttgart in 2012. [photos]