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Celtic Fire-Dog


Mark Cartwright
by The British Museum
published on 11 February 2021
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A Celtic fire-dog excavated at Welwyn, Hertfordshire, England. Iron, 50-25 BCE. Height: 96.5 cm. Fire-dogs were likely used for spit-roasting meat at Celtic feasts. (British Museum, London)

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