Discovery of Celtic prince's grave from fifth century BC
The discovery of a grave belonging to an Iron-Age Celtic prince in France could date back as far as the 5th century BC.
The grave is located near Lavau in the country’s Champagne region. Ireland Central news website reports that the prince appears to be buried with his chariot at the centre of a massive mound measuring 130 feet in length.
The French National Archaeological Research Institute, Inrap, sent a team of archaeologists to work on the site last October with excavation due to end at the end of this month. Archaeologists are satisfied that the grave is that of a prince because of the number of valuable grave goods associated with a high status within Hallstattian elites.