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Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine

Grimes Graves Visitors Centre, Lynford, Weeting, Thetford IP26 5DE, UK

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About Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine

Grime’s Graves is the only Neolithic flint mine open to visitors in Britain. This grassy lunar landscape of 400 pits was first named Grim’s Graves by the Anglo-Saxons. Flint was much in demand for making polished stone axes in the Neolithic period. A small exhibition area illustrates the history of this fascinating site. Visitors can descend nine meters by ladder into one excavated shaft to see the jet-black flint.



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Dads Army Museum Thetford8.71km from Grime's Graves - Prehistoric Flint Mine

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Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.