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A large decorated cauldron in bronze, possibly forged by Etruscan craftsmen, is the highlight of the archaeological discovery.

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The cauldron is finely decorated with designs and figures, including the head of the Greek god Achelous.

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A lion’s head adorns the rim of the cauldron.

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Inside the cauldron lies another treasure: a Greek vase decorated with a banquet scene.

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A detailed view of the Greek vase.

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The base of the Greek vase boasts an elegant gold finish.

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A bird’s eye view of the ancient burial mound, located at the heart of the 2,500-year-old site.

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The grave was discovered in an industrial zone on the outskirts of Lavau, in France's Champagne region.

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A local Celtic prince was likely buried at the site. This picture shows detail of the bones from his toes.

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