British Pompeii – level 3

08-05-2018 15:00

People found a 3000-year-old ancient wooden wheel from the Bronze Age, the most complete to have ever been found in Britain.

They recently uncovered it in England. It is one metre in diameter and so well-preserved that it still contains part of the axle.

One archaeologist working at the site said that uncovering the things they are finding is something that no one normally dreams of. The unique place offers a time capsule into the lives of the British prehistoric ancestors as the Bronze Age came to an end.

Another expert said that it was literally like stepping into somebody’s life or somebody’s home. The previous month, they discovered food remains in intact bowls. The food in the bowls was a meal that people were eating at the time that a fire destroyed the settlement 3,000 years ago.

The team working there calls this site a British version of the Roman town of Pompeii because river silts have preserved it so well.

Difficult words: axle (a rod in the middle of the wheel), ancestor (a person who lived a long time ago before you), intact (not damaged), settlement (a village), silt (the sand and the mud carried by water).

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What do you think about the history at the British Pompeii?

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