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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

A Friends Trip to Wiltshire Museum in Devizes

On the 20th October, we were lucky enough to be given a guided tour of the new Prehistoric Wiltshire Gallery, by museum director, David Dawson. The displays feature 500 Stonehenge period objects, including 30 pieces of gold treasure excavated from Bush Barrow near Stonehenge displayed permanently for the first time.
 Above a variety of axe heads, including the greenish one made of jadeite, and below more axes and bowls
Here's a photo of David Dawson in front of a reconstruction of a long barrow
Information on the gold:



Above the amber necklace beads, and below information on the necklace
For more information on the Wiltshire Museum, have a look at the website:
www.wiltshiremuseum.org.uk
The church next door is also worth looking at:




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