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Iron Age artefacts on display on Isle of Wight

Fri 18 Feb 2011

Iron Age artefacts on display on Isle of Wight

A number of Iron Age artefacts will be on display at Newport Roman Villa on the Isle of Wight as part of an Iron Age Activity Day next week.

The event, which takes place on February 23rd, has been described as "fun for all the family" and it is being held in conjunction with the BBC's A History of Ancient Britain

Newport Roman Villa was discovered in 1926 when the owner of a nearby house sank foundations for a garage and the excavations revealed the remains of a Romano-British farmhouse built around 1,700 years ago.

Among the activities attendees will be able to participate in on Iron Age Activity Day are viewing genuine artefacts from the period, as well as dressing up as a warrior and designing a Celtic badge.

There will also be the opportunity for visitors to make a copy of a "mysterious" Iron Age head.

Entry for the event - which takes place between 10:30 and 14:30 GMT - costs £1 and the first 50 people will get a free pre-history timeline.

Posted by Steph White  ADNFCR-3083-ID-800413617-ADNFCR

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