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In Photos: Ancient Tomb of a Celtic Prince Uncovered
by Jeanna Bryner, Live Science Managing Editor   |   March 06, 2015 12:33pm ET


Archaeologists with France's National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research have discovered the tomb of a Celtic prince dating to the fifth century B.C. inside of a giant funerary complex in Lavau. Here's a look at photos of the excavation process and discoveries. [Read the full story on the princely tomb]

Funerary complex
This aerial view shows the funerary complex where archaeologists discovered a Celtic prince's tomb dating to the fifth century B.C.

This aerial view shows the site in Lavau, France, where a Celtic prince's tomb was found. Here, a large trench can be seen surrounding the princely tomb, which dates to the early fifth century B.C. (Photo credit: Copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap)

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Archaeologists with France's National Institute of Preventive Archaeological Research have discovered the tomb of a Celtic prince dating to the fifth century B.C. inside of a giant funerary complex in Lavau. Here's a look at photos of the excavation process and discoveries. [Read the full story on the princely tomb]

Funerary complex
This aerial view shows the funerary complex where archaeologists discovered a Celtic prince's tomb dating to the fifth century B.C.

This aerial view shows the site in Lavau, France, where a Celtic prince's tomb was found. Here, a large trench can be seen surrounding the princely tomb, which dates to the early fifth century B.C. (Photo credit: Copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap)

Burial mound
A deceased individual, possibly a Celtic prince, and his chariot reside at the center of a burial mound in Lavau in France.

At the center of the burial mound, called a tumulus, which measures about 130 feet (40 meters) across, the deceased individual and his chariot reside at the center of a funerary complex. (Photo credit: Copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap)

Lavau excavation
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The handles of the bronze cauldron are decorated with the Greek deity Achelous, considered the god of the most powerfully flowing river in Greece, according to the Smithsonian Institution. (Photo credit: Copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap)
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A close-up view of the head of a feline adorning the opening of the bronze cauldron found in the princely grave within the funerary complex in Lavau.

Here, a close-up view of the head of a feline adorning the opening of the bronze cauldron found in the princely grave within the funerary complex in Lavau. (Photo credit: Copyright Denis Gliksman/Inrap)
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