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Rare discovery at Manx Museum

Compelling prehistoric artefact uncovered in study

It's hoped archaeologists will bring new life to old bones, as part of an ongoing study at the Manx Museum.

The 'Round Mounds of the Isle of Man' project is being conducted by Manx National Heritage, along with researchers from UK universities.

They're currently assessing 5,000-year-old human remains dug up in ancient Island burial sites during the mid 20th century.

So far they've uncovered what's thought to be a rare example of a Bronze Age 'knife dagger', only 40 of which have ever been found in Britain.

Curator of Archaeology Allison Fox says researchers are keen to find more secrets.

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