Roman bronze cauldron unearthed in central Norway burial cairn

September 13, 2019 - General

Sometime around 150-300 CE a person died at the place now called Gylland in the Gaula River valley, in southern Trondelag county. After the body was cremated, the remains were laid in a bronze vessel. This was then covered or wrapped in birch bark before being buried under several hundred kilos of stone.

The cauldron has been uncovered, and Heidi Flottum Westgaard, Ellen Grav Ellingsen and Kjell Andre Brevik
carefully clean it off…

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Source: archeo

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