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Birdlip Barrow[750 x 475 jpg]
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|Description ||According to the noticeboard at the Barrow Wake viewpoint near Crickley Hill (NGR: SO931153) in 1879 a workman extracting stone from a quarry in the area of this picture, uncovered three skeletons in a stone-lined tomb. One was a woman around 35 years old and she was accompanied by a beautiful bronze mirror - The Birdlip Mirror. This can now be seen in Gloucester Museum along with other finds which included a silver brooch, bronze bowls and a necklace of amber, shale and marble beads.
Further details can be found on the Gloucester Council website:
|A 'mirror burial' also happened at Portesham in Dorset - now in Dorset County Museum.|
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