‘Phenomenal’ 2,300-year-old bark shield found in Leicestershire

shield made out of tree bark in England
Photo of tree-bark shield: Guardian.com

A 2,300-year-old shield made of tree bark was discovered in Leicestershire in 2015 and has now been donated to the British Museum. It is the only example of its kind ever found in Europe. Archaeologists say the discovery of the shield, made between 395 and 250BC, has completely overturned assumptions about the weapons used in the ironage, sparking breathless reactions among experts of the period.

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