Recreation of Vix Grave

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Jeffrey King
by Karsten Wentnik
published on 13 June 2019
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A recreation of the "Grave of the Lady of Vix", from the Museum of Pays Châtillonnais - Trésor de Vix, in France. The "Vix Grave" was an inhumation burial from around 500 BCE, in which a young woman of high social status was interred with a cart or chariot, and several items of jewelery and other valuables. The wheels of the cart were removed and rested nearby in the same grave.

The so-called "Lady of Vix" is of unknown identity and her role in the community is unknown. However, the contents of her grave, which included several torcs, bracelets, and drinking vessels in addition to the vehicle she was laid in, clearly demonstrates that she was important.

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Wentnik, K. (2019, June 13). Recreation of Vix Grave. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10911/recreation-of-vix-grave/

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Wentnik, Karsten. "Recreation of Vix Grave." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 13, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10911/recreation-of-vix-grave/.

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