The Story Of The Irchester Bowls
July 26 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Irchester bowls were found in 1874 by the antiquarian the Rev. Baker. This remains an important and significant discovery of beautifully crafted bowls and strainers. They were buried in the late 300s making them over 1500 years old. The hoard is of regional and national significance and has been re-evaluated by Dr James Gerrard and Marci Romeo-Pitone of Newcastle University along with the Knaresborough hoard from Yorkshire. This includes exciting new metallurgical analysis using contemporary scientific study. There are strong similarities between two hoards including the story of how they were found. This study event will discuss the analysis and new research telling story of the hoard. In partnership with the Archaeological Resources Centre, Chester House.