UK Trip, Day 1: Celtic and Saxon Section of the British Museum

Here we saw the remains of the Lindow Man, whose millennia-old remains were found in the bottom of a peat bog and who is believed to have been a human sacrifice.

Then we went on to see some Sutton Hoo burial items. These were part of a highly unusual interment - an entire ship was buried.

Nearby was a Saxon sword and some typical fittings. You can see me and JP reflected in the glass case.

Also nearby were some Celtic warrior remains found in Deal, Kent. The case's caption read, in part, as follows:
"The [Dover Archaeological] Group's outstanding discovery was the skeleton of a young man buried in about 200 BC with more decorated metalwork than in any other Iron Age grave in Britain. To his right was his iron sword, originally in a wood or leather scabbard with metal fittings, suspended by straps from a belt represented only by two bronze and coral fittings. To the left were the metallic remains of his wooden shield: the bronze bindings show that it was hide-shaped, a distinctively British form. It had been ornamented with openwork plaques in thin sheet bronze, including a particularly fine piece covering the lower part of the boss. The unusual bronze and coral brooch was in a curious position, near the feet; perhaps it had been pinned to a cloak draped over the corpse. By far the most remarkable find was a unique decorated bronze 'crown', still encircling the skull."