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Monday, 4 January 2016

Prehistoric Treasure - Colchester & Ipswich Museums

Prehistoric Treasure - Colchester & Ipswich Museums

To celebrate the new display of the Burnham-on-Crouch Bronze Age hoard at Colchester Castle you're invited to join us for a day of exploration and adventure.
Sunday 24th January

Colchester Castle Museum

For the Grown-Ups

3.30pm -5pm
£3 per person (admission from 3.15pm)*
Includes tea, coffee, and cake

During the Bronze Age, people deposited thousands of bronze objects into pits, rivers, bogs, and other places in the landscape. More than half of the bronze objects from this period were deposited as part of hoards. What were these hoards for? Why did people bury them?

  Dr Rob Wiseman (Oxford Archaeology) will talk about some of the theories proposed over the last 150 years, and what hoards might tell us about the lives and societies of people who lived 3000 years ago.
 The exhibition curator and Essex's Finds Liaison Officer will be present to show objects from the hoard and answer any questions.
 Booking required. Please call 01206282964 or complete your details via our online form.

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