Discovered near the River Thames at Rainham in 2018, the Havering hoard is the largest trove of Bronze Age artefacts ever found in London. Among the total of 453 bronze objects are axe heads, spearheads, fragments of swords, daggers and knives, dating to c. 900–c. 800 BC. Why these objects where buried together remains unclear; this display considers the intriguing questions the discovery raises about the community that buried them, whether as a religious offering, an attempt to recycle the metal, or a rejection of bronze as the iron age took hold. Find out more from the Museum of London’s website.
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