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Ancient chalk sculpture is 'most important prehistoric art'

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A 5,000-year-old chalk sculpture found in the grave of three children has been hailed as "the most important piece of prehistoric art" uncovered in Britain in a century.

The "Burton Agnes drum" was unearthed in East Yorkshire and will go on display at the British Museum.

The museum said it was "one of the most significant" ancient discoveries in the UK.

It is similar to three "Folkton drums" found in North Yorkshire in 1889.

Pic: The 5,000-year-old sculpture was found in an East Yorkshire grave, along with a bone pin and a chalk ball thought to be a child's toy - Trustees of the British Museum

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