ARCHAEOLOGY – A princely tomb of the fifth century BC was discovered near Troyes, in the Aube.

For archaeologists, this is an “exceptional” find. Celtic princely tomb of the fifth century BC, rich Greek Etruscan objects and without doubt, was discovered in a craft and commercial area near the town of Troyes, in the Aube.

A mound 40 meters in diameter. It is Inrap (National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research) that searches the site in the municipality of Lavau since October, at the request of the state.

You can see a tumulus, a mound over a tomb, 40 meters in diameter, the center of which the deceased has not yet been reached, lies with his chariot in the heart of a burial chamber 14 square meters. Dominique Garcia, president of the Inrap, “it was probably a ‘prince’ local Celtic.”

Greek and Etruscan objects. As for the objects found, they are part of “Greek and Etruscan no doubt.” The centerpiece of the funeral deposit is a large ornate bronze cauldron in which we put the watered wine. It could have been achieved by Etruscan craftsmen. It contains a wine jug or oinochoe, ceramic Attic black figure, made ​​by the Greeks. Furniture that “certifies trade that existed between the Mediterranean and the Celts,” says Dominique Garcia.

The tomb dates from the end of the Early Iron Age, the period known as the Hallstatt, a period marked by the development of the economic activity of Etruscan and Greek city-states of the West, including Marseille.
“Wonderful discovery” to Valls. On his Twitter account, the Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, welcomed the “magnificent discovery,” adding: “France is rich in its millennial heritage.”