The Birdlip Grave Group

The Birdlip Grave Group. Photo: Gloucester City Museum

The Birdlip Grave Group was discovered more than a century ago by two workmen digging stone for road-mending. Three skeletons were uncovered, and the central burial was surrounded by treasures of bronze, amber and silver from about AD 50. At the heart of the find was the Birdlip Mirror - a rare and highly decorated celtic bronze mirror.

The story of the group is one of mystery and speculation, with the final answer about the owner a surprising example of how we must be wary about jumping to conclusions.

The talk is an illustrated one, about an hour long, but it can be made as short or long as the promoter requires.

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