Gaul Warrior Burial Unearthed in Buchères, France

“Archaeologists made an exciting find this week when they uncovered remains dating back at least 2,300 years at an ancient Gaul burial site in France.

Discovering about 30 graves, researchers from the National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) excavated the remains of Gaul warriors, some of whom were buried with weapons and shields in hand, the Agence France-Presse reports.

As France’s The Local notes, the team also found women alongside the warriors, who were likely buried between 260 and 325 B.C.

The Gauls were a Celtic tribe that once occupied a region of the same name, which encompassed modern-day France, along with parts of Belgium, Germany and Italy.

According to a statement released by INRAP, the finding is significant not just for thediscovery of Gaul warriors, but because of the enclosures surrounding the remains. The graves were marked by decorations and funerary monuments, which the institute described as “very rare” for the time period.”

Read the full article here.

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