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Bronze Age finds to go on display
One of bronze Age skeletons
Experts say the find has helped see how people lived 3,000 years ago
Skeletons from the Bronze Age that were found in an archaeological dig in Kent and said to be among the best preserved from that time, are to go on show.

Work on the six-month dig at Cliffs End Farm near Ramsgate was carried out in secret to preserve the site, such was the importance of the items found.

Experts claim the finds have shed new light on the way people lived in the area about 3,000 years ago.

VIPs are being given the chance to see what was found on Thursday.

The exhibits are to go on display at Westgate-on-Sea although some have been taken elsewhere in England to be looked at by other experts.

The archaeologists who worked on the dig in Kent said some of the skeletons found are among the best preserved examples of Bronze Age skeletons ever found in the UK.

Archaeologist Darren Godden said: "This is of real national importance because graves from this period just aren't really found.

"Yet here we have a number of different skeletons."




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