Stonehenge Stone Circle News and Information
- Woman’s remains were found in 1808 in a grave overlooking Stonehenge
- Collection includes amber earrings, buttons from a cloak and pendants that indicate the woman had social status
- Her identity is unknown it is unclear why she was given such a lavish burial
- Objects are going on display for first time at Stonehenge Visitors Centre
In the early 19th century, William Cunnington discovered a burial site near Stonehenge.
In one of the barrows he excavated at Normanton Down, the remains of a woman were found alongside some of the most well-preserved jewellery historians have ever seen.
Now, more than 200 years later, these artefacts are going on display for the first time.
Mysterious jewellery and belongings (pictured) of a woman so important she was buried at a prime spot overlooking Stonehenge are going on display for the first time. Archaeologists are still baffled by some of the items found alongside…
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