'Britain's Pompeii' reveals 'exquisite' finds
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Best preserved Brronze Age village reveals "exquisite" finds

An ancient village found near Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire and dubbed "Britain's Pompeii" was just a few months old when it burnt down, it has emerged.

Analysis of wood used to build the settlement suggests it was only lived in for a short time before it was destroyed.

Despite this, archaeologists said the site gives an "exquisitely detailed" insight into everyday Bronze Age life.

At least five circular houses raised on stilts above the East Anglian fens have been found.

  • 14 Jul 2016