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Ancient graves give up secrets on Halloween


Michael Rosen will give a poet’s take on prehistoric burial items, including the Folkton drums, at the British Museum

Three are chalk cylinders, buried with a six-year-old child. Four are shiny gold discs and one is an ancient bronze mirror. For thousands of years, they lay in the cold dark earth, their names forgotten, their meaning lost, waiting to be found.

Now, for the first time, they are being held up to the light, with three new poems by Michael Rosen that celebrate the spectacular prehistoric objects buried in Britain’s early graves.

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