Dustsceawung
Reflection on the remains of the past as a way of emphasising the transience of life was such a common theme in Old English literature that they had a special word for this motif: Dustsceawung, 'contemplation of the dust.'

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Reconstructed Celtic Roundhouse, North Duffield
Following excavations of a Celtic roundhouse near the village, the community of North Duffield obtained funding for an experimental reconstruction of the dwelling. I had the opportunity to visit the reconstructed roundhouse last weekend as part of a Celtic reenactment event with Comitatus.

Reconstructed Celtic Roundhouse, North Duffield

Following excavations of a Celtic roundhouse near the village, the community of North Duffield obtained funding for an experimental reconstruction of the dwelling. I had the opportunity to visit the reconstructed roundhouse last weekend as part of a Celtic reenactment event with Comitatus.

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