The last artefact to be displayed at Corinium Museum has arrived – and it’s a fully-preserved Iron Age dog.
Originally discovered in 2008 on the north-eastern edge of Cirencester, the rare skeleton of the adult male dog is expected to date back to 400-200BC and is one of only a small number displayed in museums across the UK.
In 2018, a specialist team of conservators rebuilt mans-best-friend, restoring him to his former glory that guests will now be able to view in person at the Corinium Museum.
Lucie Mascord, natural history conservation specialist at Lancashire Conservation Studios, said ‘The age, condition, small stature, and completeness of this specimen made for an extraordinary project. It’s been a real privilege to work on this project for Corinium Museum.’
For more information, call the Corinium Museum on (01285) 655611 or visit coriniummuseum.org.