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'Exciting' archaeological find

Culture Vannin has shared this picture of the cross slab on social media

Cross slab may identify ancient keeil site

There has been an exciting and enlightening archeological discovery, according to Culture Vannin.

A Manx cross slab, which could be anything up to 1,500 years old, has been found at what could prove to be a previously undiscovered keeil site in Kirk Michael.

It was unearthed by Roy Kennaugh, a key figure in Manx language and culture who recently passed away.

Thirty-five ancient keeil sites have been identified so far, so this could prove to be the 36th, but it's thought there was once around 174 of these sites recorded around the Island.

The information has been published by the Michael Heritage Trust in its latest newsletter.

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