Friday, October 06, 2006

Canoe makes first journey in 3,400 yrs
A priceless Bronze Age canoe discovered during work on a gas pipeline sped down a busy motorway today into the 21st century.

Up to 3,400 years since its last journey the ancient artefact, unearthed this summer, was lifted into the modern world.

Stonehenge was in its infancy when the one tonne dug-out canoe, or cooking trough, hewn from a single trunk of oak, last saw light of day.

Today, it was gently lifted from the site where it was discovered, near Milford Haven, west Wales, and put onto a lorry.