Llyn Cerrig Bach exhibition

Synopsis:

In 1942 on the Isle of Anglesey, whilst extending a runway at Valley aerodrome, a hoard of 181 iron age objects were found in a peat bog at the edge of a lake called Llyn Cerrig Bach. The artifacts date from about the 2nd century BC to the time of the arrival of the Romans and were made mainly from iron but some also from bronze and copper alloy. They are thought to be votive offerings thrown into the lake as the Roman advance on Anglesey was looming. Housed at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, the objects are currently, and until the 14th November, on show at the Oriel Ynys Mon art gallery and museum at Llangefni, principal town of Anglesey. Parallel to the exhibition, there are a number of interesting talks by experts such as Frances Lynch of the University of Wales in Bangor scheduled. Further details can be found here:

http://www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en-GB/celebrating_anglesey_archaeology-11...

https://sites.google.com/site/llyncerrigbach/home


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Llyn Cerrig Bach, iron age finds, votive offerings
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