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Historic TV finds are handed over
Stone grave marker
The team unearthed a number of artefacts
Historical artefacts unearthed in the Isle of Man by a team of television archaeologists have been handed over to Manx National Heritage (MNH).

The discoveries were made during the excavation at Mount Murray by the Channel 4 Time Team programme.

A slate tablet covered with Ogham script - an early Celtic language - and the skeleton of a 6th Century woman with a lock of her hair were found.

Land owner Albert Gubay made the presentation at the Mount Murray hotel.

Time Team investigated an early medieval chapel, or "keeill", at Mount Murray last year.

Public display

Excavation at the Mount Murray Country Club revealed the site of the chapel itself and also the enclosure in which it stood.

MNH Chairman Martin Moore said: "Archaeological finds are the property of the landowner until formal legal transfer of title.

"We are delighted that Mr Gubay has agreed to present these objects to Manx National Heritage so that they can be available for everyone to appreciate in the National Museum."

Speaking after the presentation, Mr Gubay, who has supported the work of MNH for a number of years, said the site had been investigated to a "very high standard".

"I am pleased that, through Manx National Heritage, these unique pieces of the Island's history will be safely housed in the national museum and that the public will be able to see them."




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