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Jul. 13th, 2017

Tintagel

Jul. 13th, 2017 10:37 am
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Here's an article about the archaeology of Tintagel. It seems there was something you can only call a palace there in the 6th century- with substantial stone walls and slate floors- and whoever lived in it was importing luxury goods from the Mediterranean and Near East. I know the academics hate it (or pretend to hate it) when you mention A***r or C*****t in this context, but really....

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Jul. 13th, 2017 01:18 pm
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Talking about archaeology....

Our eldest grandchild has expressed a wish to do some metal detecting when she visits us on the farm and I said I'm sure we could hire a machine and Ailz said, stuff that, we can buy one...

I tried it out this morning. It works. I found several nails and a length of wire. From the amount of rust they've generated during their time underground I would say the nails "had some age to them."


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