10 – Tomb of a Legendary Celtic Princess
Near the German town of Heuneburg, a group of archaeologists has discovered the burial chamber of a legendary Celtic princess. The cabin, which measures 20 meters square, is located in the center of a large mound which protected it from grave robbers to this day.
After the first inspections, it was determined that conventional excavation methods would not be used since the chamber was preserved so highly. Therefore, the archeologists, in a marvel of engineering, extracted the entire chamber in one giant block of earth and transported it to a laboratory for proper analysis.
What they found was astonishing. The oak wood of the chamber’s floor was intact and had not suffered any water damage as is so prevalent in underground tombs. Further study determined the tomb dates back to the year 583 BC, which gives the modern world a wholly unique view of the primitive and legendary Celtic world.
The next discovery may broaden your horizon when you discover that the ancient Egyptians were not the only culture to mummify their dead.
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