Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Woodside Link Archaeological Find


This is a picture of a belt mount or harness mount found on the Woodside Link site during the construction of the road near Houghton Regis.

Made from copper alloy and glass, this design could be associated with the worship of the Celtic god Taranis, whose cult was popular in the 2nd Century AD.

In Celtic mythology Taranis was the god of thunder worshipped primarily in Gaul, Gallaecia, the British Isles, but also in the Rhineland and Danube regions, amongst others.

Votive wheels called Rouelles, thought to correspond to the cult of Taranis. Thousands of such wheels have been found in sanctuaries in Belgic Gaul, dating from 50 BC to 50 AD.  Source: Wikipedia


More finds will be on show at Woodside Link exhibitions, along with displays of remaining works, landscaping, art projects, and archaeology.
Date: Wednesday 20 July 2pm to 8pm
Venue: Visitor Centre, A5-M1 Link compound, Sundon Road LU4 9TX

Date: Thursday 21 July 2pm to 8pm
Venue: Sandringham Hub, 48 Sandringham Drive, Houghton Regis LU5 5UP

Everyone is welcome to come along to find out more, ask questions and see how you can get involved.