Early Bronze Age Bell Beakers from Iberia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 01 November 2017

These clay bell beakers come from the Early Bronze Age necropolis of Ciempozuelos (Cuesta de la Reina, Madrid), Spain and they were found during excavations conducted in the late 19th century CE. (Ciempozuelos was the first Bell-Beaker necropolis ever discovered in Spain.) As was customary at the time, the finds were divided among various institutions and collectors. The beakers shown here came from the collections of Antonio Vives and the Marquis of Cerralbo. (Museo Arqueológico Nacional, Madrid)



About the Author

James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of Ancient History Encyclopedia and its Communications Director.

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