Heap of axe-heads
This hoard of bronze axe-heads was found on a building site in Disraeli Road, Park Royal. The axe-heads can be dated to around 1000-800 bc.
So many in one place?
The hoard had been buried in a small pit. It may have been hidden to keep it safe in a time of danger. Or it may have been intended as a gift to the gods or to the ancestors of those who buried it.
Axe-heads such as these were cast in large numbers and were valuable objects. They were attached to wooden hafts or handles and used in carpentry. The hoard is currently on display in the Museum of London's London before London gallery, which tells the story of London for many thousands of years before the Romans arrived.
Museum number 74.405