Reconstruction of the Hochdorf Chieftain's Grave

Illustration

Jeffrey King
by Magnus Hagdorn
published on 17 June 2019
Reconstruction of the Hochdorf Chieftain's Grave

A reconstruction of an Iron Age grave from Hochdorf an der Enz in Baden-Württemberg, Germany. This burial mound is associated with the Halstatt Culture, and the man interred is believed to have been a Celtic "prince" or chieftain. The grave dates to around 530 BCE, and is located near the remains of a Celtic village which contained several farmsteads.

It contained a wagon and a large bronze cauldron filled with about 400 litres (100 gallons) of mead, nine drinking-horns, and tableware for nine people. The chieftain was about 40 years old and over 6 feet tall (unusually large for an Iron Age individual). He was wearing a birch hat, brightly coloured clothing, a gold torc, bracelet, and several amber beads. The grave goods also included a comb, a dagger, fishing hooks, arrows, and other tools made of bone, bronze, and antler.

From the Celtic Museum in Hochdorf, Germany.

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Hagdorn, M. (2019, June 17). Reconstruction of the Hochdorf Chieftain's Grave. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/10932/

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Hagdorn, Magnus. "Reconstruction of the Hochdorf Chieftain's Grave." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 17, 2019. https://www.ancient.eu/image/10932/.

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Hagdorn, Magnus. "Reconstruction of the Hochdorf Chieftain's Grave." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 17 Jun 2019. Web. 21 Sep 2019.

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