Revealing details of an unknown ancient goddess

DETAILS of a magnificent hoard of Roman temple treasures are about to be revealed. The hoard was discovered in 2002 by a metal detectorist near Baldock and contains gold jewellery and gold and silver decorated votive plaques which identify a previously un

DETAILS of a magnificent hoard of Roman temple treasures are about to be revealed.

The hoard was discovered in 2002 by a metal detectorist near Baldock and contains gold jewellery and gold and silver decorated votive plaques which identify a previously unknown Romano-Celtic goddess, Senuna.

The details will be revealed in a lecture by Gil Burleigh, who directed the archaeological excavation, and the British Museum's Dr Ralph Jackson, who is leading the study and conservation of the find.

Mr Burleigh said: "To an archaeologist, the discovery of a new Romano-Celtic goddess is an important and very rare event."


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Dr Jackson said: "The discovery of Senuna in North Hertfordshire provides very significant new information."

The lecture will be hosted by the North Hertfordshire Archaeological Society at the Plinston Hall, Letchworth GC, on March 9 at 8pm. A donation of £3 requested.

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