The 2,000-year-old 'mystery warrior' in pictures

Here are some of the best pictures of the 2,000-year-old mystery warrior unveiled by the district council this week.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2019, 7:34 pm
Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester Cllr Roy Briscoe, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture at Chichester District Council Stephanie Thorndyke, Manager of The Novium Museum James Kenny, Archaeologist at Chichester District Council

The incredible findings were unveiled at Fishbourne Roman Palace but will go on show at the Novium Museum in Chichester in January next year.

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Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester Cllr Roy Briscoe, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Culture at Chichester District Council Stephanie Thorndyke, Manager of The Novium Museum James Kenny, Archaeologist at Chichester District Council
"The burial when we found it" (picture via Thames Valley Archaeological Services)
A strap or buckle would be used with this to keep the warrior's helmet on
The intricate latticed metal which will have sat atop the helmet
Part of the warriors sword. Where the handle would have been.
The grave as it was found
The man's skeleton. It appears he was buried holding his helmet
The bones of the warrior's fingers still attached to the helmet
The warrior's body in the grave