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The Great Gold Torc
27th July 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
An evening lecture with Dr Neil Wilkin Curator of the bronze age collection at the British Museum.
An exceptional example of a Middle Bronze Age four-flange twisted gold bar torc was
discovered in East Cambridgeshire on the 26th September 2015. Weighing 732 grams, measuring 126.5 cm in length, it is one of the largest found in Britain, Ireland and the near Continent. This talk will set the East Cambridgeshire torc in its Bronze Age context, discussing its rarity, how it was used and the cultural connections across Britain and Europe that it represents. It will also highlight the extremely high degree of skill required to make such an outstanding object, a masterpiece of Bronze Age goldwork.
Thursday 27th July 7pm