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Complete Bronze Age Wheel Discovered in England
   2016-02-20 07:30:15    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing

Largest and best-preserved Bronze Age wheel is discovered at Must Farm in Britain on February19, 2016. [Photo: Imagine China]

A large and complete Bronze Age wheel has been discovered at a 3,000-year-old site in England, dubbed "Britain's Pompeii".

The wheel is the only one of its kind ever found in the U.K.

Archaeologist Tony Baker made the discovery at the site in Whittlesey, near Cambridge, which once was a settlement built on stilts.

He said at first he didn't realize what it was.

"Initially it was just an interesting large piece of wood and then we realised that it was jointed in some way, so was it a fragment of floor? And then the shape became more revealed and so it was just excitement upon excitement and then you wind up with a wheel which is fantastic."

Among other finds at the site are exotic glass beads forming part of a necklace, tools, rare small cups, bowls and jars.

The site has been divided into quadrants and is currently being excavated.

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