Talk: Gold from the Time of Stonehenge [Cromarty]
07 July 2018, Starts: 19:30
Gold from the Time of Stonehenge
Talk by David Dawson, Director of the Wiltshire Museum
West Church Hall, Cromarty. Hosted by Cromarty History Society
The Wiltshire Museum houses Britain’s best Bronze Age archaeology collection featuring gold from the time of Stonehenge. It is the largest collection of Early Bronze Age gold ever put on public display in England and the displays transform public understanding of Stonehenge in helping to explain the extraordinary sophistication of the remarkable people who used the world’s most famous prehistoric monument.
Spectacular treasures from the Age of Stonehenge were unearthed by antiquarians and archaeologists in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. However, until recently, it has never been possible to give the public permanent access to them. Now, the Wiltshire Museum has been able to create a secure and stable environment in which they can be enjoyed by visitors to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site from Britain and around the world.
David’s talk will outline the remarkable craftsmanship and stunning objects found with the burials of the chieftains, important women and priests who used Stonehenge for their ceremonies.
Further details http://www.cromartyhistory.scot/