In Britain, archaeologists have unearthed a grave dating from the late Iron Age to the early Roman era (1st century BCE - 50 CE), in which a warrior with a weapon was probably buried.
According to The History Blog, a rare burial was discovered in Walburton, Sussex. It was found by chance - when examining a site set aside for the construction of a housing complex.
Archaeologists did not find human remains in the grave. They probably just decomposed over time. The coffin, which apparently was made of wood, has not survived either. However, the burial is interesting for the artifacts that were in it.
Thus, four vessels made of local clay were found in the grave. They were widespread at that time vessels for storing food. Scientists found a spearhead between two of them.
Apparently, some metal objects were laid at the feet of the deceased, the shape and purpose of which is still a mystery to researchers.
An iron sword was laid along the body. He was in a scabbard made of some kind of organic material. The scabbard was decorated with a brass alloy with intricate ornamentation.
According to archaeologists, the burial belonged to a warrior. For Sussex, this is an extremely rare find. In addition, the objects found in the grave say that the warrior was not an ordinary person, but a very important person in his society.