Watford Way Back
Did you know that an important archaeological hoard was discovered in Watford in 1986?
The hoard contained over 60 objects including 22 axes and axe fragments, 11 spearheads, 2 swords, 3 sword fragments and a variety of other objects including copper ingots. Some of the hoard is currently on display upstairs in Watford Museum.
In 2014 an archaeologist visited Watford to research the hoard and believed we had a rather special piece – a bronze ‘bowl’
It is believed it could be of Phoenician origin. It may be the first Phoenician piece found in an archaeological context outside mainland Europe!