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Bronze Age battlefield found on German river bank

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Bronze Age battlefield found on German river bank

Post by parthianbow » Fri May 27th, 2011, 3:17 pm

Check out the croquet-mallet shaped club. Anyone fancy a game? :eek:

See it here.
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Post by DianeL » Fri May 27th, 2011, 6:41 pm

That looks like it must have been one HELL of a game of croquet ...

Hey, but I'm in.

*Insert sound effect of a muted but satisfyingly-THWACK-y shot here*

(Presumably we are not playing with those unpleasantly-treated skulls, mm?)
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Post by annis » Fri May 27th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Definitely a game comes to mind resembling the original polo played by Afghan tribesmen using heads of one sort or another as balls :)

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Post by DianeL » Fri May 27th, 2011, 10:34 pm

Not to be a personal blog whore, BUT since there's also a very interesting link to another piece on archaeology:

http://dianelmajor.blogspot.com/2011/05 ... -game.html

The piece, yes, was written by my own big brother - but it's neat stuff, even though sometimes I HATE reading my brother's blog, because he's a better writer than I am ... :)
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