• Archaeologists have unearthed a rare Bronze Age burial urn in Ireland. The urn dates back 4000 years and was found in a community garden allotment used by locals. This find is latest discovery at what appears to be an important ancient burial site. The Bronze Age burial urn was found during an investigation before the planned construction of a new community hospital in Ballyshannon in northwest Ireland. The archaeological project was led by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology. During the investigations, a capstone or flat megalithic boulder was also found, which once formed part of an ancient burial site that dates to the Bronze Age. Together, these finds are helping scientists to understand the development of Bronze age funerary practices and beliefs.


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